The Twisted Metal video game franchise has maintained its popularity over the years, so much so that a new TV series based on the iconic property is in the works. What’s more, it looks like the series is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. You may recognize the duo for their work on both Zombieland and Deadpool, and as such, it’s incredibly exciting to see they’re penning a Twisted Metal TV series next.
The series, which is in the works from both Sony Pictures TV and PlayStation Productions, had the following description revealed via Variety:
“The show is about a motor-mouthed outsider who is 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 named who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck, whom fans of the game will know as Sweet Tooth.”
What’s more, it’s been revealed that Michael Jonathan Smith will also be writing and executive producing the series. He may be recognized for his work as a writer and producer on Cobra Kai. It’s also been stated that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will also be executive producing the series. Will Arnett will executive produce via Electric Avenue alongside Marc Forman and Peter Principato of Artists First. Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions will executive produce with Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, also executive producing.
Hopefully we’ll have more news on the upcoming Twisted Metal TV series in the near future. The original game was released in 1995, and spawned a variety of sequels and spin-offs. This also isn’t the first time an adaptation of the franchise was previously in the works. There was at one time a film adaptation in the pipeline, but that project has since fallen apart. Hopefully the TV series will have better luck.