Thomas Haden Church Joins Anthony Mackie in Twisted Metal


Thomas Haden Church has joined Peacock’s upcoming live-action comedy Twisted Metal, based on the PlayStation car-combat video game franchise of the same name. Church joins previously announced cast members Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Church will play villain Agent Stone, a “post-apocalyptic highway patrolman” who will go to any means necessary to enforce law and order.



The series will follow John Doe (Mackie), a fast-talking, fast-driving Milkman facing destructive vehicles on his mission to deliver supplies in this post-apocalyptic world. For a chance at a better life, he is tasked with delivering a mysterious package. Beatriz will play Quiet, an impulsive car thief who forms an unlikely bond with John Doe.


The Twisted Metal series is written by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) as showrunner. Mackie will also serve as an executive producer alongside Smith, Reese, Wernick, Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Marc Forman (Murderville), Jason Spire (Outside the Wire), Peter Principato (Hit & Run), Asad Qizilbash (Uncharted), Carter Swan (The Last of Us) and head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios Hermen Hulst. Kitao Sakurai (The Eric Andre Show) has signed on to direct multiple episodes. The series is a Sony, PlayStation, and Universal Television production.


The last Twisted Metal franchise videogame was released in 2012. 

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