If you’re a video game lover you’ll be looking forward to the Twisted Metal live-action series. Especially as Anthony Mackie aka the new Captain America is taking on the lead role.
The PlayStation Productions project will see John Doe be the lead character who combats evil killers in a post-apocalyptic world, but warning if you’re scared of clowns…this one might not be for you.
The Twisted Metal series is written by Deadpool’s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and is bound to be a fan favourite.
Twisted Metal characters
- Crazy 8.
- Junkyard Dog.
- Ken Masters.
- Krista Sparks.
- Pit Viper.
- Rob Zombie
- Sweet Tooth.
With involvement from Artists First, PlayStation Productions, and PlayStation Studios the series will have access to all characters from the video game; although the narrative may differ to easily adapt it to a series.
Video game vs TV Series
Other than a couple of the characters, it doesn’t seem as though the new series will take many beloved icons from the video games it’s based on.
However, the premise will remain similar and we will see original characters such as Sweet Tooth, who is the scary looking clown with the fire head.
We will also meet John Doe, who is the milkman tasked with delivering a package across a post-apocalyptic world. John Doe is played by Anthony Mackie and the crazed milk-man is in for a real ride.
Anthony Mackie’s TV series
Glen Adilman, EVP Comedy Development explained Sony TV’s desire to cast the hilarious Anthony Mackie: “We’ve been big fans of Anthony’s phenomenal body of work over the years and knew he was the only actor who could play a character as complex, funny, and compelling as John Doe,” he recounted. “Fortunately for us, he agreed.”
You may recognise Anthony Mackie from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+ and he is also set to become Captain America 4.
It is unknown who will be playing Sweet Tooth, John’s arch-nemesis, but as the series will involve the likes of Michael Jonathan Smith as one of the writers and producers the series is sure to prove a hit.