With Uncharted and most recently The Last of Us, PlayStation has found success in adapting some of its most popular video games for live-action film and television. Their next adaptation is Twisted Metal, an upcoming ten-episode series debuting on Peacock on July 27th.
IGN can exclusively reveal the new poster for Twisted Metal (seen below), which is officially described as “a high-octane action comedy” starring Anthony Mackie and Stephanie Beatriz. The first teaser trailer for Twisted Metal debuts online tomorrow, Thursday the 27th.
Though inspired by the classic PlayStation game series, the show is based on an original take by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) and written by Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai).
According to the official synopsis, Twisted Metal follows “a motor-mouthed outsider [who is] offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.”
In addition to Mackie and Beatriz, Twisted Metal’s cast includes Joe Seanoa (AEW), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), and Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man: No Way Home).
All ten episodes of Twisted Metal will premiere exclusively on Peacock on July 27, 2023.
Twisted Metal: The Cast of the Live-Action Series
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