Peacock has officially greenlit a second season for the high-octane action-comedy series, “Twisted Metal.” Anthony Mackie, the series star and executive producer, made the announcement during The Game Awards at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. The show has garnered significant attention and is currently nominated for Best Adaptation.
“I have to give a Sweet Tooth-sized thank you to our incredible fans – I read every comment and was so blown away by everyone’s love, support, and rabid enthusiasm for a paper bag,” expressed showrunner, writer, and executive producer Michael Jonathan Smith in a statement. “We are beyond thankful we get to continue the story of John Doe, Quiet, and Sweet Tooth as they face off against familiar faces and new grim foes in the long-awaited Twisted Metal tournament. The mixtape is made, and I’m thrilled to get back on the road with our stellar cast and crew.”
Season 1, which premiered on July 27, follows a motor-mouthed outsider, played by Anthony Mackie, who is offered a chance at a better life if he successfully delivers a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Assisted by a badass axe-wielding car thief, portrayed by Stephanie Beatriz, the duo encounters savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown played by Joe Seanoa and Will Arnett.
The series, developed by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of “Deadpool” and “Zombieland” fame, has become Peacock’s most-binged original in its first week, securing its spot among the top three originals of all time on the platform. The star-studded cast includes Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Seanoa, Thomas Haden Church, and Will Arnett.
Alongside Mackie and Smith, executive producers include Reese and Wernick, Arnett, 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. The series is a collaboration between Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television.
“Twisted Metal” continues to rev up the streaming charts, solidifying its place as a powerhouse in Peacock’s original content lineup. Season 1 is currently available for streaming on Peacock.