The series will be directed by executive producer Michael Jonathan Smith, who also produced and wrote for Cobra Kai. Other onboard production names include Will Arnett, Marc Forman, and Peter Principato, as well as Reese and Wernick.Twisted Metal first came out in 1995, and it has had several sequels, the most recent being Twisted Metal: Black (which originally came out in 2001) which was released on the PS4 in 2015 via PSN. The games center around the demolition derby, with each one following a different story that somehow revolves around “Twisted Metal,” a derby that takes place once a year and grants the winner a wish of their choice.
The live-action TV series is reported to focus on a still-unnamed protagonist attempting to complete a installment in a post-apocalyptic world, in exchange for the promise of a better life. Not much else is known, though the clown character Sweet Tooth, a recurring antagonistic clown who drives an ice cream truck, is said to make an appearance.
Twisted Metal was first publicly released as a television series by Sony in 2019, and this is the first time we’ve heard about it since. A Twisted Metal movie was previously announced in 2012, but it never came to fruition. And unfortunately for anyone hoping this might spark interest in a new Twisted Metal game, there hasn’t been any news to that effect in years, and series creator David Jaffe unfortunately closed his development studio in 2018 after a canceled project. .
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @Patovalentino.