The upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular Twisted Metal video game series continues to pick up a ton of momentum. As first reported by Deadline, the show’s executive producer Will Arnett will voice the iconic character Sweet Tooth in the series with AEW star and current ROH World Television Champion Samoa Joe providing motion capture for the role.
Sweet Tooth is a vehicle featured in the Twisted Metal series. Driven by the clown-faced killer, Needles Kane, Sweet Tooth has appeared in every game in the series to date. Per the initial report, however, the series will adapt the character into “a hilarious and terrifying hulk of a man, who is as emotional as he is cunning.” Additionally, Mike Mitchell (The Tomorrow War), Tahj Vaughans (P-Valley), and Lou Beatty Jr. (NCIS) will also appear in the series in various, recurring roles.
The newcomers join series stars Anthony Mackie and Stephanie Beatriz in the cast. Twisted Metal will release on Peacock as a half-hour, 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. Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith will pen the series and serve as executive producer alongside Arnett. Notably, the series is based on an original pitch by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, who are also on board to produce.
Will Arnett is a fan favorite thanks to his memorable role in the hit sitcom Arrested Development. Additionally, the actor has endeared himself to moviegoers thanks to roles in films like Blades of Glory, The Lego Batman Movie, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Up next, Arnett will star in Taika Waititi’s latest film Next Goal Wins. Meanwhile, Samoa Joe, real name Nuufolau Joel Seanoa, is a 20+ year veteran in the professional wrestling business. Currently signed in All Elite Wrestling, Joe also touts success in the WWE, winning the United States Championship and main evening major events in matches with Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns.
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