Everyone’s favorite smart-ass demolition derby milkman finally has his home, as Variety reports that the Twisted Metal TV series will air on Peacock. While no release date has been confirmed as of yet, we do at least know that Anthony Mackie is set to star as John Doe.
Much like the video game that inspired it, the character of John Doe talks fast and drives faster, as he races to try and remember his past while also competing in an onslaught of savage vehicular combat. To survive, he’ll need to compete against deranged enemies, including a certain clown that drives an ice cream truck.
For those that are unfamiliar with the franchise, Twisted Metal is a demolition derby video game that launched back in 1995 on PlayStation. Thanks to its unique emphasis on ballistic projectiles, machine guns, mines, and other types of crazy weapons, the series stood out as one of the most unique ones of the most unique products in gaming.
While it hasn’t had an installment since Twisted Metal: Black back in 2015, the series has been a global phenomenon for more than 25 years, prompting Sony to go forward with the live-action adaptation.
When discussing the adaptation, co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television Studios Jeff Frost and Jason Clodfelter had the following to say:
“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. Michael Jonathan Smith and Rhett and Paul have ingeniously brought this high-action comedy to life and 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. “
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