Twisted Metal fans, I got some sweet news for you. The tv series, which is currently under production by Peacock, has completed the casting of Sweet Tooth. The role will be divided between Will Arnett and AEW’s Samoa Joe. Arnett will be providing the voice for the character while Joe will be the body of the murderous clown. How will that work exactly? Well, thankfully, Sweet Tooth wears a mask and his hair is on fire, allowing both of them to bring this iconic character to life.
Samoa Joe is not the only actor to be cast in the series. Other cast members include Richard Cabral (Mayans, American Crime), Mike Mitchell (The Tomorrow War, Love), Tahj Vaughans (P-Valley), and Lou Beatty Jr. (A Million Little Things, NCIS). Cabral will play Loud, the “loudmouth protective” brother of Stephanie Beatriz’s Quiet. Mitchell and Vaughans will play Stu and Mike, respectively, both who are best friends and the “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern of this world.” Beatty will portray Tommy, a grizzled cartographer who knows the dangers of the world.
TWISTED METAL GOES TO CHURCH TO FIND ITS VILLAIN
Another familiar face that was recently cast is Thomas Haden Church. Church will be playing a character named Agent Stone. Stone’s official descriptions state that he is a “cold and unyielding post-apocalyptic highway patrolman who rules the roads with a silver tongue and a twisted iron fist”, providing big punishments for small crimes. He’s also attempting to “bring law and order back to the Divided States of America and will kill anyone in his path who defies his power.”
Twisted Metal, a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) 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.
APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
For those that have never heard of the game, and if you haven’t had a chance to check our previous articles on it, here is a summary of what to expect: “First released in November of 1995, Twisted Metal is a series that involves combat between modified and armored vehicles. During its lifespan, the series sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The latest installment of the franchise was released in 2012, which was also supposed to be the year of its first motion picture, but unfortunately, that project never saw the light of day.
With an emphasis on destruction, the game had a wide variety of vehicles and weapons. From ballistic missiles to machine guns, players had to choose a character and take it into an arena to engage in combat with other characters. This was all part of Calypso’s Twisted Metal tournament that was hosted once a year. The winner of the tournament would be granted one wish.”
According to some reports, including one by Polygon, a new Twisted Metal game is currently under production and is set to release around the same time as the TV series. However, since then, the project changed developers, moving from Lucid studios to Firesprite, a studio recently acquired by Sony.
Twisted Metal fans, are you guys excited? I can’t wait to play the new game and to watch this series. I’ve been a fan of the games since I was a kid. I would love to see it come back to life by the powerhouse that is the PS5. Don’t forget to follow our social media pages, hit the notification bell where applicable, and check back often. We got some juicy exclusives coming your way. Until next time.
Source: Coming Soon
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