Sony is officially advancing on a live action Twisted Metal TV series finally, with Cobra producer Kai and Deadpool writers on board.
A report today from Variety states that the next action comedy series will be based on an original story in the Twisted Metal universe by writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who have previously worked on both Deadpool films, as well as Zombieland.
The series will be led by executive producer Michael Jonathan Smith, who also produced and wrote for Cobra Kai. Other production names on board include Will Arnett, Marc Forman and Peter Principato, as well as Reese and Wernick.
Twisted Metal was first released in 1995, and had a series of following sequences, with the most recent being Twisted Metal: Black (which was originally released in 2001) being released on PS4 in 2015 via PSN. The games are focused on demolition derby, with each one following a different story that somehow revolves around "Twisted Metal", a derby event that occurs once a year that grants the winner a desire of his choice.
The live-action TV series revolves around an unnamed protagonist trying to complete a delivery in a post-apocalyptic world, in exchange for a promise of a better life. Not much else is known, although it is said that the clown Sweet Tooth – a recurring antagonistic clown who drives an ice cream truck – will make an appearance.
Twisted Metal was first publicly publicly presented as a TV series by Sony in 2019 and this is the first time we've heard of it since. A Twisted Metal film was previously announced in 2012, but it never materialized. And, unfortunately, for anyone who hoped this could spark interest in a new Twisted Metal game, there has been no news on this in recent years, and series creator David Jaffe has unfortunately closed his development studio in 2018 after a canceled project.
Rebekah Valentine is a reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine .