Peacock unveiled an action-packed trailer for the upcoming live-action series Twisted Metal, offering a clearer glimpse into the post-apocalyptic world of the show. Contrasting with the earlier teaser, this trailer features high-speed chases, carjackings, gunfire, and a healthy dose of humor, capturing the essence of the over-the-top franchise.
Clocking in at two minutes, the trailer introduces Anthony Mackie (known for his role in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier) as the protagonist, John Doe. Mackie sets the stage, narrating, “Twenty years ago, the world went to hell. Cities erected walls for protection, casting out criminals to battle over the remnants. But there are folks like me, humble motherfuckers, delivering cargo between these walled cities. That’s where the cars and guns come in.” Peacock describes the series as a “high-octane action comedy,” showcasing a self-aware tone that fully embraces the extravagant nature of the game, reminiscent of Deadpool-style humor in a post-apocalyptic wasteland à la Mad Max.
The star-studded cast includes Stephanie Beatriz (from Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as a gun-wielding outlaw who forces her way into Doe’s vehicle, Neve Campbell as Raven, offering Doe a tantalizing reward for delivering a package, Thomas Haden Church as Agent Stone, and wrestler Samoa Joe performing the physical movements, with Will Arnett providing the voice for the maniacal clown, Sweet Tooth. The series, developed and written by Michael Jonathan Smith, consists of ten half-hour episodes and will exclusively stream on Peacock starting from July 27th.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about post-apocalyptic action
What is Twisted Metal?
Twisted Metal is a live-action series based on the popular video game franchise. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world and features high-speed chases, guns, and over-the-top action.
Who stars in Twisted Metal?
The series stars Anthony Mackie as the protagonist, Stephanie Beatriz as a carjacking outlaw, Neve Campbell as Raven, Thomas Haden Church as Agent Stone, and Samoa Joe as a performer. Will Arnett provides the voice for the killer clown, Sweet Tooth.
When does Twisted Metal premiere?
Twisted Metal premieres on July 27th and will be exclusively available for streaming on Peacock.
How many episodes are there in Twisted Metal?
The series consists of ten half-hour episodes.
What is the tone of Twisted Metal?
Twisted Metal has a self-aware tone and combines action with comedy. It embraces the extravagant nature of the game and incorporates humor similar to Deadpool in a post-apocalyptic wasteland setting.
Where can I watch Twisted Metal?
Twisted Metal can be streamed exclusively on Peacock.
More about post-apocalyptic action
- Peacock – Official website for Peacock streaming platform.
- Twisted Metal – Official page for the Twisted Metal series on Peacock.
- Anthony Mackie – IMDb page for Anthony Mackie, the star of Twisted Metal.
- Stephanie Beatriz – IMDb page for Stephanie Beatriz, who plays a carjacking outlaw in Twisted Metal.
- Neve Campbell – IMDb page for Neve Campbell, who portrays Raven in Twisted Metal.
- Thomas Haden Church – IMDb page for Thomas Haden Church, who plays Agent Stone in Twisted Metal.
- Samoa Joe – IMDb page for Samoa Joe, a professional wrestler performing in Twisted Metal.
- Will Arnett – IMDb page for Will Arnett, the voice of Sweet Tooth in Twisted Metal.