Peacock Picks Up ‘Twisted Metal’ Series Adaptation Starring Anthony Mackie
Sony is currently in the business of churning out a series of live-action adaptations of popular video game franchises. With Uncharted currently in theaters and The Last of Us on its way, Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions will next produce a live-action series based on the popular Twisted Metal game. With Anthony Mackie already on board as the show’s star, the Peacock streaming service is officially bringing the project to life, according to Variety.
Mackie will portray John Doe in the series. Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith will pen the series and serve as executive producer as well. Additionally, the series is based on an original pitch by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, who are also on board to produce. In a statement, presidents of Sony Pictures Television Studios Jeff Frost and Jason Clodfelter express their excitement.
“We are thrilled that our first series with our good friends at Peacock is with our amazing partners at Electric Avenue, Universal Television, and colleagues at PlayStation Productions,” they said. “Michael Jonathan Smith and Rhett and Paul have ingeniously brought this high-action comedy to life. We are so fortunate to have Anthony at the center of the show. We look forward to this incredible team blowing audiences away with this twisted and inventive concept.”
Twisted Metal will release on Peacock as a half-hour live-action high-octane action-comedy. Mackie’s John Doe is an outsider with a smart mouth suffering from memory loss. However, he receives an offer for a better chance at life. His goal is to embark on a journey to deliver a mysterious package. Doe must face savage thieves driving vehicles designed for mayhem to achieve his objective.
Anthony Mackie is fresh off a stellar run as the new Captain America in Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Additionally, the actor will the role in the fourth Captain America movie for Marvel Studios. Moreover, the actor will star alongside David Harbour and Tig Notaro will star in a new family adventure for Netflix titled We Have A Ghost.
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