Sometimes, you can’t keep a deranged ice cream truck-driving clown down. The hit live-action television series adaptation of Twisted Metal is getting a second season. Series star Anthony Mackie announced the news earlier this week during The Game Awards 2023, which was held at the Peacock Theater.
On top of the announcement, Peacock also released a new teaser video featuring none other than Sweet Tooth announcing the new season. You can check out the Season 2 announcement video below:
TWISTED METAL EARNS SECOND SEASON AT PEACOCK
Based on the classic Sony PlayStation action-racing comedy, the series is produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. The show debuted its 10-episode first season earlier in July, becoming Peacock’s most-binged original series in its first week.
According to Peacock, the show remains among the top three of Peacock’s original shows of all time and continues to attract new viewers every week. Speaking on the announcement, series showrunner, executive producer, and writer Michael Jonathan Smith commented, “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.”
Smith continued, “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.”
The hit series stars veteran MCU star Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz (Encanto, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Joe Seanoa (aka AEW star Samoa Joe) as Sweet Tooth, with Will Arnett (LEGO Batman) providing the voice, and Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spider-Man 3). In the first season, a motor-mouthed outsider (Mackie) is offered a chance at a better life. However, he can only pull this off if he delivers a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
The driver must now team up with an axe-wielding car thief to face savage marauders and driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives a familiar ice cream truck. The series drew a bit of a mixed-to-positive score from critics on Rotten Tomatoes at 68%. However, it currently has an audience score of 94%.
The first season of all 10 episodes is available to stream now on Peacock. The second season does not yet have an official release date, but it will be available exclusively for the streamer later on.
About Twisted Metal
Release Date: July 27, 2023
Executive Producers: Michael Jonathan Smith
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Seanoa, Will Arnett, Neve Campbell, Mike Mitchell, Tahj Vaughans, Lou Beatty Jr., Richard Cabral, and Thomas Haden Church
Synopsis: In the show’s first season, Anthony Mackie plays John Doe, 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 Quiet (Stephanie Beatriz), a badass axe-wielding car thief, by his side, he must face the savage dangers of the open road, including Sweet Tooth (Samoa Joe) a deranged, ice-cream-truck-driving clown.
But what do you think of the news? Are you excited to hear about Twisted Metal being renewed for a second season? What do you think of all the live-action video game TV adaptations in the works? Is there one you are looking forward to the most, such as God of War for Prime Video, Season 2 of The Last of Us on HBO, or SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog spinoff Knuckles for Paramount+? Let us know what you think about the news on The Illuminerdi’s social media.