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Twisted Metal TV series will premiere on Peacock in July

Goofy poster released to celebrate launch date

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Peacock has announced a premiere date for its long-time-coming TV adaptation of PlayStation’s apocalyptic, vehicular franchise Twisted Metal — The series is now scheduled to premiere on the Peacock streaming service on July 27.

A new teaser dropped on April 28, showing Anthony Mackie’s character gearing up for a drive into the battlefield. While we don’t see too much other than cars and destruction, the teaser does end with a brief tease of the Twisted Metal mainstay Sweet Tooth.

Twisted Metal, as previously reported, will star Mackie (Marvel’s Falcon) as a slick, smart-mouthed courier who, down on his luck, accepts a shady offer to carry a mysterious package across the dystopian wastelands that surround the city — packed with marauding gangs and hazardous terrain, and haunted by the disturbing, ice-cream-truck-driving serial killer known as Sweet Tooth.

Joining Mackie on this death-laden voyage will be Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3), and Neve Campbell (Scream) in currently undisclosed roles. Will Arnett will provide the voice of Sweet Tooth, while the notorious murderer’s physical presence will be that of legendary pro-wrestling star Samoa Joe. Cobra Kai‘s Michael Jonathan Smith served as writer and showrunner for the series, which wrapped filming last summer and is now in post-production.

Twisted Metal is one of a number of PlayStation film and TV adaptations currently in development. Via its PlayStation Productions arm, Sony has also commissioned projects based on popular franchises such as Uncharted, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Gran Turismo, and Ghost of Tsushima.

Twisted Metal will premiere on Peacock July 27.

This post has been updated to add the teaser trailer, following its premiere.


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