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Its so weird they are calling it an "action comedy". I d love to say I have high hopes but with anything based on video games track record, its going to be low expectations. I absolutely love twisted metal so i really hope its done well. 

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Stephanie Beatriz has signed on to star opposite Anthony Mackie in the live-action video game adaptation Of Twisted Metal for Peacock.

Beatriz will play the character of Quiet, a ferocious, badass car thief who acts purely on instinct – you couldn’t stop her any more than a manhole could stop a volcano. Coming from a community that oppressed her into silence, Quiet’s wish is to find her place in this dark, chaotic world. But when she becomes clouded by her need for revenge, Quiet forms an unlikely, antagonistic bond with John Doe (Mackie).

The half-hour, high-octane action-comedy is about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.

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Peacock announced today that Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Divorce, Spider-Man: No Way Home) will star in the new action-comedy series TWISTED METAL, a live-action adaptation of the global video game phenomenon.

THOMAS HADEN CHURCH (Sideways, Divorce, Spider-Man: No Way Home) will play "Agent Stone," a cold and unyielding post-apocalyptic highway patrolman who rules the roads with a silver tongue and a twisted iron fist, prosecuting even the smallest crimes with the harshest of judgments. Agent Stone will stop at nothing to bring law and order back to the Divided States of America and will kill anyone in his path who defies his power.

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Peacock announced today that Neve Campbell (Scream 5, Clouds) will recur as guest star in the new action-comedy series TWISTED METAL, a live-action adaptation of the global video game phenomenon.

NEVE CAMPBELL (Scream 5, Clouds) will play "Raven."

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Peacock announced today that Will Arnett (Lego Masters, Murderville) will star and voice iconic main character "Sweet Tooth" in the new action-comedy series TWISTED METAL, a live-action adaptation of the global video game phenomenon, and will also executive produce.

Arnett will voice "Sweet Tooth," a hilarious and terrifying hulk of a man, who is as emotional as he is cunning. A lover of chaos, this majestic rage-filled killer dons an ever-smiling clown mask and uses "Lost Vegas" as his own personal kill-ground, all while he drives his infamous doomsday ice cream truck.

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Peacock announced today the remaining cast for the new action-comedy series TWISTED METAL, a live-action adaptation of the global video game phenomenon.

Joe Seanoa (AEW), also known as Samoa Joe, will bring the physical portrayal of the iconic main character "Sweet Tooth" to life, which will be voiced by previously announced star and executive producer Will Arnett (Lego Masters, Murderville) in the new action-comedy series.

Richard Cabral (Mayans, American Crime), Mike Mitchell (The Tomorrow War, Love), Tahj Vaughans (P-Valley), and Lou Beatty Jr. (A Million Little Things, NCIS) will round out the remaining recurring guest star cast of the new comedy series, joining previously announced Neve Campbell (Scream 5, Clouds).

JOE SEANOA (AEW) will play the physical body of "Sweet Tooth," a hilarious and terrifying hulk of a man, who is as emotional as he is cunning. A lover of chaos, this majestic rage-filled killer dons an ever-smiling clown mask and uses "Lost Vegas" as his own personal kill-ground, all while he drives his infamous doomsday ice cream truck.

RICHARD CABRAL (Mayans, American Crime) will play "Loud" the loud protective brother of Quiet.

MIKE MITCHELL (The Tomorrow War, Love) will play "Stu," best friends with Mike, the Rosencrantz & Guildenstern of this world, and together often find themselves to be more followers than fighters.

TAHJ VAUGHANS (P-Valley) will play "Mike" best friends with Stu, the Rosencrantz & Guildenstern of this world, and together often find themselves to be more followers than fighters.

LOU BEATTY JR. (A Million Little Things, NCIS) will play "Tommy," a grizzled and weathered cartographer who knows the dangers of the Wild Midwest.

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Peacock has released a teaser trailer and new promotional poster via IGN for their Twisted Metal series coming from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television.  The Live-Action Comedy Series Will Premiere Exclusively On Peacock on July 27, 2023

TWISTED METAL, a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and written by Michael Jonathan Smith, about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a badass axe-wielding car thief, he'll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.

Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer: Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai)

Executive Producers: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland), Will Arnett and Marc Forman (Electric Avenue), Jason Spire (Inspire Entertainment), Peter Principato (Artists First), Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions and Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios

Executive Producer / Star: Anthony Mackie (Make It With Gravy Productions)

Director: Kitao Sakurai (multiple episodes)

Produced by: Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group

Series Leads: Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, with Will Arnett and Joe Seanoa

Series Guest Stars: Neve Campbell, Richard Cabral, Mike Mitchell, Tahj Vaughans, Lou Beatty Jr.

Format: 10 x 30 min episodes; live-action comedy

 

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The Clip Features Anthony Mackie, Joe Seanoa, and Voice-Over by Will Arnett The Live-Action Comedy Series from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television Premieres Exclusively on Peacock on July 27, 2023

 

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Didn't laugh at one joke in that trailer. That doesn't mean it won't be a funny show: Harley Quinn (animated) had pretty lackluster trailers and a ho-hum first episode and quickly became hilarious and outstanding, but this Twisted Metal trailer does not look promising.

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PEACOCK HEADS TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON WITH FAN-FIRST EVENTS FOR ANTICIPATED ORIGINAL SERIES "TWISTED METAL" AND "THE CONTINENTAL: FROM THE WORLD OF JOHN WICK"

World Premiere Screening of Twisted Metal to Take Place Thursday, July 20 Along With an Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at The Continental: From The World Of John Wick on Friday, July 21

THURSDAY, JULY 20:

TWISTED METAL SWEET TOOTH ICE CREAM TRUCK + SURPRISE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Peacock and Sony Pictures Television are bringing Sweet Tooth's ice cream truck to fans in San Diego with a free serving of Salt + Straw's exclusive Twisted Metal ice cream flavor, debuting for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con *while supplies last

While guests enjoy a cold treat, Peacock will turn up the heat with a surprise musical performance.

WHEN: Sweet Tooth's ice cream truck opens at 1:30 pm PT, surprise musical performance at approx. 5:00p PT

WHERE: Corner of J Street and First Ave

SALT & STRAW PARTNERS WITH PEACOCK TO SERVE A LIMITED-EDITION CUSTOM TWISTED METAL FLAVOR IN SAN DIEGO

Fans of Twisted Metal and Salt & Straw can now enjoy "Sweet Tooth," a limited-edition flavor, that will be available for free at Sweet Tooth's Ice Cream Truck event during San Diego Comic-Con. Additionally, while supplies last, the "Sweet Tooth" ice cream flavor will be available for purchase at three Salt & Straw San Diego locations to promote Peacock's new original comedy series, Twisted Metal.

WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF TWISTED METAL

Join Kinda Funny's Greg Miller as he hosts a world premiere screening of the first episode of Twisted Metal, followed by a Twisted Metal-inspired version of Kinda Funny's interactive game, "Kinda Feudy," featuring randomly selected guests from the audience whose Twisted Metal knowledge will be put to the test. Don't miss even more twists, turns, and surprise giveaways at this special event.

WHEN: 10:00 pm PT

WHERE: Room 6DE

TWISTED METAL SWEET TOOTH ICE CREAM TRUCK

Immediately following San Diego Comic-Con, starting on July 27, Sony Pictures Television and Peacock are partnering to bring Sweet Tooth to cities around the country. The deranged clown will be hitting the road in his infamous ice cream truck, making stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Des Moines, and Chicago to serve up ice cream *while supplies last. Check @SPTV on Instagram for exact locations and dates.

ABOUT TWISTED METAL:

Logline: Twisted Metal, a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and written by Michael Jonathan Smith, about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland

Premiere date: All 10 episodes premiere exclusively on Peacock on July 27, 2023

Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer: Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai)

Executive Producer / Star: Anthony Mackie (Make It With Gravy Productions)

Executive Producers: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland), Will Arnett and Marc Forman (Electric Avenue), Jason Spire (Inspire Entertainment), Peter Principato (Artists First), Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions and Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios

Director: Kitao Sakurai (multiple episodes)

Produced by: Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group

Cast - Series Leads: Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, with Will Arnett and Joe Seanoa

Cast - Series Guest Stars: Neve Campbell, Richard Cabral, Mike Mitchell, Tahj Vaughans, Lou Beatty Jr.

FRIDAY, JULY 21:

FIRST LOOK AT THE CONTINENTAL: FROM THE WORLD OF JOHN WICK

Join the creative team from Peacock's three-part event The Continental: From the World of John Wick hosted by Collider's Steven Weintraub, as they reveal behind-the-scenes moments and an exclusive first look at the series. A prequel to the blockbuster action franchise, the series will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he's dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970s New York City to face a past he thought he'd left behind.

WHEN: 3:00 pm PT

WHERE: Ballroom 20

ABOUT THE CONTINENTAL: FROM THE WORLD OF JOHN WICK:

Logline: The three-part event will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he's dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970s New York City to face a past he thought he'd left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the hotel's mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the hotel where he will eventually take his future throne.

Premiere date: September 2023

Developed, Written, and Executive Produced by: Greg Coolidge, Kirk Ward, Shawn Simmons

Writers: Greg Coolidge, Kirk Ward, Ken Kristensen, Shawn Simmons

Executive Producers: Thunder Road Pictures' Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, Albert Hughes, Kirk Ward, Greg Coolidge, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese, and Marshall Persinger

Directors: Albert Hughes (Parts 1 & 3), Charlotte Brandstrom (Part 2)

Studio: Lionsgate

Principal Cast: Mel Gibson, Colin Woodell, Mishel Prada, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Nhung Kate, Jessica Allain, Ayomide Adegun, Jeremy Bobb, Peter Greene

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The Live-Action Comedy Series from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television Premieres Exclusively on Peacock July 27, 2023

SDCC HIGHLIGHTS

Kinda Funny's Greg Miller will host the world premiere screening of the first episode of TWISTED METAL, followed by a TWISTED METAL-inspired version of Kinda Funny's interactive game, "Kinda Feudy," at 10:00 PM PT today in Room 6DE.

Prior to the screening, check out Sweet Tooth's ice cream truck for a free serving of Salt + Straw's exclusive TWISTED METAL ice cream flavor, debuting for the first time at SDCC *while supplies last. The truck opens at 1:30 PM PT at the Corner of J Street and First Ave. Also, stick around for a surprise musical performance at approx. 5:00 PM PT!

 

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· Peacock's high-octane action-comedy TWISTED METAL has been renewed for a second season. The series comes from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

· TWISTED METAL premiered on July 27 getting off to a fast start, establishing itself as our most-binged original in its first week and currently ranks among Peacock's top three originals of all time as it continues to attract new viewers every week.

· Quote from Michael Jonathan Smith (Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer): "I have to give a Sweet Tooth-sized thank you to our incredible fans - I read every comment and was so blown away by everyone's love, support, and rabid enthusiasm for a paper bag. We are beyond thankful we get to continue the story of John Doe, Quiet, and Sweet Tooth as they face off against familiar faces and new grim foes in the long-awaited Twisted Metal tournament. The mixtape is made, and I'm thrilled to get back on the road with our stellar cast and crew."

· Season one features executive producer and star Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Stephanie Beatriz (Encanto, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Joe Seanoa (AEW), with executive producer/star Will Arnett (Lego Masters, Murderville) and Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Divorce, Spider-Man: No Way Home).

· TWISTED METAL is a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) and written by Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai). The first season is about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a badass axe-wielding car thief, he'll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.

· TWISTED METAL premiered on July 27 with an audience score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes comprised from over 1000+ audience ratings and critics raving:

· "one of the best video game adaptations I've ever seen" - FORBES

· "entertaining, with traces of heart" - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

· "For die-hard Anthony Mackie fans, Twisted Metal will be a treat, showcasing the actor's snarky charisma in full force." - THE WRAP

· "It's crazy, crass, and downright impolite with its surprising amount of heart." - IGN

· "it's hard not to want more" - COLLIDER

· "hilariously unhinged scenarios" - PASTE MAGAZINE

· "tons of well-earned laughs, a diverse cast of eccentric characters with fleshed out and unique backstories, and a surprising amount of world-building" COMICBOOK

· TWISTED METAL is part of Peacock's recent roster of Originals including POKER FACE, BUPKIS, BEL-AIR, BASED ON A TRUE STORY, THE TRAITORS, THE CONTINENTAL: FROM THE WORLD OF JOHN WICK, LOVE ISLAND GAMES, MRS. DAVIS, and more. Additional anticipated content includes MR. MONK'S LAST CASE: A MONK MOVIE, DR. DEATH S2, ORLANDO BLOOM: TO THE EDGE, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES ULTIMATE GIRLS TRIP: RHONY LEGACY, TED, and more.

ABOUT SEASON ONE:

Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer: Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai)

Executive Producers: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland), Will Arnett and Marc Forman (Electric Avenue), Jason Spire (Inspire Entertainment), Peter Principato (Artists First), Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions and Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios

Executive Producer / Star: Anthony Mackie (Make It With Gravy Productions)

Director: Kitao Sakurai (multiple episodes)

Produced by: Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group

Series Leads: Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Seanoa, with Will Arnett and Thomas Haden Church

Series Guest Stars: Neve Campbell, Richard Cabral, Mike Mitchell, Tahj Vaughans, Lou Beatty Jr., Chloe Fineman, Jason Mantzoukas

Format: 10 x 30 min episodes; live-action comedy, distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.

 

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