Twisted Metal Gets Just As Explicit As Many Of Us Have Been Hoping For

Twisted Metal

The latest trailer for Twisted Metal shows off more of the story, characters, and the darkness Twisted Metal is going to go to

There are only a few more weeks left until we can start streaming Twisted Metal on Peacock, and I think I am finally and fully excited for the show. As a long-time fan of the video game, I know I set a rather high bar for it all to hit. If you did not know that already, have a look back at all of the other coverage for Twisted Metal we have had on the site up until now. That should set my mindset of things and the reason why I was doubtful about the show before. The latest and explicit trailer we have out here for the show, though, looks like it is doing the best it can to take a game about cars with guns and give us a fun little story.

As we all knew from before, and emphasized here again, the world of Twisted Metal has been hit with some kind of apocalypse setting. Cities have walled themselves off and the worst of the humans run the lands between them all. This is where John Doe (Anthony Mackie) comes in. Only this time, it looks like John is also shown as doing these trading runs between each of the cities already, and not just some reluctant hero forced into a bad situation. Sure, there are still some bad situations as this is a Twisted Metal title, but it does lean away from the Mad Max side of things just a little bit. Especially since it sounds as if John is trying to earn an entry in the San Fransisco area in the end. Why, I guess we will have to watch the show.

While we have an expansion on the reasons for Twisted Metal to take place, we also get many more of the main characters highlighted in the mix of things too. More than just Sweet Tooth as we have had before. Sweet Tooth does run Las Vegas, as we assumed, but now we get a look at the other characters that feel like different versions of Dollface and Outlaw in the mix. Stephanie Beatriz's and Thomas Haden Church's characters to be specific. Both look like they are leaders of a different area in this Twisted Metal world and set out to capture whatever it is that John has. This will end up leading to all of the car combat and character fights we have seen thus far and then more.

Twisted Metal — Explicit Trailer

Twisted Metal is streaming July 27th on Peacock.

Twisted Metal, a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and written by Michael Jonathan Smith, about 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 the help of a badass axe-wielding car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.

It is a little curious that they would have characters here that look and feel like ones from Twisted Metal but not use those ones specifically. It cannot be an age thing, since it would make sense for the characters we see here aged up correctly, but it is what it is. I am a fan of the hyper-violence and level of humor getting mixed in here for Twisted Metal, even if the game was not known for that level of humor. Maybe we will find out in the end that all of this is another world that Calypso has crafted out there and link things back in some way too. That would allow for some of the stark difference in character and tone of things, one would think. Thankfully, July 27th is just around the corner and we will see very soon.

Are you excited for this Twisted Metal now that we have something a little more solid to look at or is the humor going to throw you off? Could they have used the characters from the games without much of an issue or will there be a better reason they were not used? Could this all be in a twisted world that was made as a wish from one of the video game characters and be the best explanation for the differences? Race on down to the comments and discuss all of this as you so wish to do. We are going to be hitting up more for Twisted Metal as we can. Please keep an eye on the site for all of those updates and many more.