Written by Katie Campione, Deadline
Anthony Mackie is going full throttle in the first teaser for Peacock’s upcoming series Twisted Metal.
The teaser, which was released on Friday, opens with Mackie’s John Doe starting the engine of his car, loading his guns and popping a playlist into the CD player. Cue the sound of “Steal My Sunshine” by Len, which sets the mood as Mackie races down the road spraying bullets from two guns attached to the front of his car.
The teaser also gives a quick glimpse at Sweet Tooth, the killer clown who is likely to be the primarily villain in the series. As the camera pans around his ice cream truck, the clown slams the door down with a giggle.
Twisted Metal is a described as high-octane action comedy based on an original take by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick 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.
In addition to Mackie, the series stars Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, with Will Arnett and Joe Seanoa. Neve Campbell, Richard Cabral, Mike Mitchell, Tahj Vaughans, Lou Beatty Jr. will guest star.
Michael Jonathan Smith will pen the series and serve as showrunner. He will also executive produce alongside Reese and Wernick. Additional executive producers are 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. Twisted Metal hails from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.