twisted metal tv show

Here’s our first clip of the Twisted Metal TV show. Uh oh.

Insane Clown Poopy

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We now have our first in-episode footage of Peacock’s upcoming live-action adaptation, Twisted Metal. As debuted during this afternoon’s Summer Game Fest, the clip featured our ragtag protagonist (Anthony Mackie) squaring off against serial killer clown and poster villain Sweet Tooth (Samoa Joe).

And honestly… it was pretty fucking rough.

For some reason, the decision was made to showcase a clip from the show that doesn’t actually feature any cars whatsoever. It does, however, feature some daylight-bad punches, sub-MCU comedy, and Sisqo’s 1999 hit, The Thong Song. I’m a big Twisted Metal fan, and I absolutely do not mind when other media plays with, rearranges, or even reinvents popular worlds and characters in new and exciting ways.

But this clip was… not good. It wasn’t funny, it looked kinda cheap, the displaced Sweet Tooth voice is distracting, and the sense of humor seemed tonally lost both within its own universe and on the silent, slow-clapping Summer Game Fest audience.

Being generous, we’ll put this down to a bad choice of clip and see how it all goes down on July 27, when Twisted Metal premieres exclusively on Peacock…

…Imagine the producers: “One rule for the Twisted Metal show reveal. No Cars.”

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Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse