The Peacock streaming service, owned by NBC Universal, has acquired the rights to broadcast the Twisted Metal television series in the United States.
According to the information Deadline, the series will consist of half-hour episodes, blending elements of comedy and terror, in which Anthony Mackie (Falcon and the Soldier from Hell) will bring the protagonist to life. The script will be the work of Michael Jonathan, known for his recent work for Netflix with Cobra Kai, and Mackie himself will be in charge of production.
Asad Qizilbash from PlayStation Studios confirmed that “Twisted Metal is one of the most beloved sagas on PlayStation. We are thrilled to have a creative team and partners passionately working on this licensed icon. We cannot we expect fans to see what We have planned.”
Lisa Katz of NBC Universal added that “Twisted Metal has been a phenomenon for over twenty-five years, but that’s the creative vision for this live-action adaptation, helmed by Michael Jonathan Smith, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, which surprised us.”.
What’s currently a mystery is where we’ll be able to see the series in Europe and other territories, where Peacock is currently set exclusively in the United States. Most likely there is an agreement to release it to another platform, but we tend to expect plans to be announced in this regard.
The idea is that the series will launch in 2023, coinciding with the release of a new version of the video game, this time for PlayStation 5. Rumors suggest that this new title will be developed by Firesprite, the British studio that has also worked with Guerrilla Games. in the PSVR 2 spin-off Horizon Call of the Mountain.