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"Twisted Metal" Revs Up for Season 2 on Peacock

KYIV, UKRAINE - OCTOBER 31, 2021: In this photo illustration Peacock logo is seen on a mobile phone and a computer screen. (viewimage/shutterstock)

KYIV, UKRAINE - OCTOBER 31, 2021: In this photo illustration Peacock logo is seen on a mobile phone and a computer screen. (viewimage/shutterstock)

Peacock has officially renewed the live-action TV series "Twisted Metal" for a second season, continuing the adrenaline-fueled journey of its unique characters in a post-apocalyptic world.

Key Takeaways:

  • "Twisted Metal" renewed for Season 2 at Peacock.
  • The series is based on the classic PlayStation game series.
  • Stars Anthony Mackie, Will Arnett, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Seanoa, and Thomas Haden Church.
  • Developed by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, known for "Deadpool" and "Zombieland."
  • Recognized as Peacock's most-binged original in its debut week.

A Journey Through a Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland

"Twisted Metal," a half-hour live-action TV series, has captivated audiences with its unique blend of action and dark humor. The show follows a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a new life. However, this opportunity comes with a catch: he must successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Accompanied by an axe-wielding car thief, they encounter various dangers, including seedy individuals and a deranged clown driving an ice cream truck.

Star-Studded Cast and Production Team

The series boasts a stellar cast, including Anthony Mackie and Will Arnett, who also serve as executive producers. They are joined by "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" alum Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Seanoa (AEW), and Thomas Haden Church, known for his roles in "Sideways," "Divorce," and "Spider-Man: No Way Home." The original concept, inspired by the classic PlayStation game series, was developed by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the creative minds behind hits like "Deadpool" and "Zombieland."

Critical Acclaim and Audience Reception

Since its premiere on July 27, "Twisted Metal" has quickly risen to become one of Peacock's top three original series. It gained recognition as the most-binged original on the platform in its first week, attracting new viewers continuously. The show's unique take on the post-apocalyptic genre, high-octane action, and dark comedy have resonated well with audiences.

Continuing the Saga

Showrunner, writer, and executive producer Michael Jonathan Smith expressed gratitude for the fans' overwhelming support and enthusiasm. He is excited to continue the story of John Doe, Quiet, and Sweet Tooth as they navigate new challenges in the Twisted Metal tournament. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television, with additional executive production by Marc Forman, Jason Spire of Inspire Entertainment, Peter Principato of Artists First, Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions, and PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst.

Looking Ahead

As "Twisted Metal" gears up for its second season, fans can expect more thrilling adventures, intense battles, and a deeper exploration of its dystopian world. The series has set a high bar for live-action adaptations of video games, and its renewal signifies Peacock's confidence in its continued success.

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