Anthony Mackie is going from high-flying superhero in the MCU to a motor-mouthed smart ass milkman in Peacock’s forthcoming live-action adaptation of the popular PlayStation video game series Twisted Metal.
Twisted Metal is described as “a high-octane action comedy”, the series is an on an original take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland). Mackie will star as John Doe, a milkman who talks as fast as he drives. With no memory of his past, John gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his wish of finding community come true, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy 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.
Mackie is set to executive produce the half-hour comedy under his own banner Make It With Gravy Productions alongside showrunner Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) as well as Reese & Wernick, Will Arnett & Marc Forman (Electric Avenue), Jason Spire (Inspire Entertainment), Peter Principato (Artists First), Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions and Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios