PlayStation Productions Making 'Twisted Metal' TV Show

02/22/2021 - 15:08 | By: Robert N. Adams
Hilariously Dystopian

Twisted Metal is coming back, but not in the way you might expect — a Twisted Metal TV show is in the works over at PlayStation Productions with a little help from the writers of Deadpool and Zombieland.

If you've never played Twisted Metalyou've missed out on one of the classic PlayStation franchises of yesteryear. Simply put, it's a demolition derby game with a cast of crazy characters, all set to the tune of some pretty metal music.

Now, a new report from Variety states that a live-action, action-comedy adaptation of the video game franchise is currently in production from PlayStation Productions and Sony Pictures Television. (PlayStation Productions most recently contributed to the release of a one-shot Ratchet & Clank animation that premiered on Canadian television just over one week ago.)

The Twisted Metal TV show will be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Those names might not be immediately familiar to you, but the pair is perhaps best known for serving as the writers for both of the Deadpool films and ZombielandTwisted Metal is heavily into dark comedy and the duo's experience with those three films makes it seem like this is a really good fit. The working plot will see an outsider having to venture into a post-apocalyptic wasteland to deliver a package; naturally, this new character will likely encounter some familiar faces from the franchise along the way.

 
 

Critically, one should note that the Ratchet & Clank animation was released in advance of the latest game's release date (currently scheduled for June 2021). If a Twisted Metal TV show is in production, that may be a sign that we'll be getting a new game in the Twisted Metal franchise sometime in the future, too.

Twisted Metal show slice

When Will the Twisted Metal TV Show Premiere?

Today's announcement says that some writers have been brought on board for the Twisted Metal TV show, but that's still pretty early on in the production process. What this means is that it could take anywhere from several months to several years before we actually get to watch the show.

For now, we can look forward to seeing the adventures of Needles Kane and the crazy cast of this beloved PlayStation franchise arriving sometime in the future. That is, of course, as long as the show actually completes production.

Do you think a Twisted Metal TV show would make for a good watch? Do you think this is a sign that we're getting a new game in the franchise for the PS5? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!