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[05/13/22 - 12:38 PM]
Stephanie Beatriz Set to Star in New Peacock Comedy Series "Twisted Metal," A Live-Action Adaptation of the Global Video Game Phenomenon
Additionally, Kitao Sakurai will executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the series.

[via press release from Peacock]

STEPHANIE BEATRIZ SET TO STAR IN NEW PEACOCK COMEDY SERIES "TWISTED METAL," A LIVE-ACTION ADAPTATION OF THE GLOBAL VIDEO GAME PHENOMENON

Beatriz (Encanto, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to Co-Star Opposite Previously Announced Star and Executive Producer Anthony Mackie in Series from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television

Kitao Sakurai Set to Executive Produce and Direct Multiple Episodes Alongside Previously Announced Executive Producers Will Arnett, Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick

www.PeacockTV.com

· Peacock announced today that Stephanie Beatriz (Encanto, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will star in the new action-comedy series TWISTED METAL, a live-action adaptation of the global video game phenomenon.

· Kitao Sakurai (The Eric Andre Show, Bad Trip) will executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the series.

· Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) is also starring and executive producing.

· Will Arnett and Marc Forman from Electric Avenue (Murderville), who secured the rights to the material and helped put the project together from the beginning, are also set to executive produce.

· Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) will serve as showrunner, writer and executive producer for the live-action comedy from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

· 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 and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) 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 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.

NEW SERIES LEAD AND CHARACTER DESCRIPTION:

STEPHANIE BEATRIZ (Encanto, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will play "Quiet," a ferocious, badass car thief who acts purely on instinct - you couldn't stop her any more than a manhole could stop a volcano. Coming from a community that oppressed her into silence, Quiet's wish is to find her place in this dark, chaotic world. But when she becomes clouded by her need for revenge, Quiet forms an unlikely, antagonistic bond with John Doe.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SERIES LEADS:

ANTHONY MACKIE (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) will play "John Doe," a smart ass, motor-mouthed Milkman who talks as fast as he drives, facing savage vehicles of destruction as he delivers much needed supplies from one post apocalyptic settlement to another. With no memory of his family or past, John's only goal is survival, until he gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his wish of finding community come true.

ABOUT THE SERIES

· Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer: Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai)

· Executive Producers: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland), Will Arnett and 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

· Executive Producer / Star: Anthony Mackie (Make It With Gravy Productions)

· Executive Producer / Director (Multiple Episodes): Kitao Sakurai (The Eric Andre Show, Bad Trip)

· Produced by: Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group

· Format: half-hour live-action comedy





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[06/30/22 - 01:30 PM]
Apple TV+ Makes San Diego Comic-Con Debut with Lineup of Fan-Favorite, Critically Acclaimed Series "Severance," "For All Mankind," "See," "Invasion," "Foundation" and "Mythic Quest"
In addition to these must-see panels, attendees will have the opportunity - if they dare - to get "severed" as they immerse themselves in the world of Lumon Industries at an innovative "Severance" installation at the Hard Rock Hotel.

[06/30/22 - 01:15 PM]
Freeform Picks Up New Drama "The Watchful Eye" (FKA "The Nanny") to Series from Ryan Seacrest Productions
"The Watchful Eye" follows Elena Santos, a young woman with a complicated past, maneuvering her way into working as a live-in nanny for an affluent family in Manhattan.

[06/30/22 - 01:02 PM]
Joe Kenda Returns for Season 3 to Tell the True Stories of the Grit and Tenacity That It Takes to Be an "American Detective"
With a 92% solve rate, Joe Kenda is one of the country's most experienced and successful homicide detectives.

[06/30/22 - 01:01 PM]
Hallmark Offers Viewers All-New Original Premieres in August on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Each Saturday night throughout the month, fans can immerse themselves in heartfelt stories of romance showing that love can happen in unexpected ways.

[06/30/22 - 12:09 PM]
The History Channel's New Series "History's Crazy Rich Ancients" Premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10pm
Each half-hour episode introduces mysterious icons from the past who shared one obsession - from exotic animals to billion-dollar parties to nine-figure palaces.

[06/30/22 - 11:13 AM]
Apple TV+ Unveils Cast of Live-Action Godzilla and Titans Series
Anna Sawai, Ren Watabe, Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski have been cast to star in the upcoming series.

[06/30/22 - 11:05 AM]
NBC Unveils A-List Lineup for "Password" Revival Starring Jimmy Fallon and Hosted by Keke Palmer
Episodes will feature Yvette Nicole Brown, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, Chelsea Handler, Heidi Klum, Joel McHale, Chrissy Metz, Martin Short, J.B. Smoove and Meghan Trainor.

[06/30/22 - 10:33 AM]
Lifetime Announces New Movie from Executive Producer and Star Reba McEntire
"Reba McEntire's The Hammer" is a new movie inspired by the life of traveling circuit judge, Kim Wanker, who hands down justice unlike anyone else.

[06/30/22 - 10:17 AM]
discovery+ Announces July Programming Slate
The "90 Day" universe is heading to the UK with the premiere of "90 Day Fiance: UK," following eight couples who are testing if their long-distance relationship is the real deal.

[06/30/22 - 10:06 AM]
Alexa PenaVega & Carlos PenaVega Star in "Love in the Limelight," Premiering August 6 on Hallmark Channel
Inspired by the real-life love story of Willie Aames and his wife Winnie Hung, the script was written by Aames, Hung and Rich Tabach.

[06/30/22 - 09:19 AM]
ALLBLK's Highly Anticipated New Dramedy Series, "Send Help" Premieres Thursday, August 11
The coming-of-age dark comedy series comes from actor Jean Elie and writer Mike Gauyo.

[06/30/22 - 09:02 AM]
Video: NBC's "La Brea" - Season 2 First Look
The second season of "La Brea" premieres Tuesday, September 27 at 9:00/8:00c on NBC.

[06/30/22 - 09:01 AM]
Actress Sarah Hyland to Host Peacock's All-New and Even Steamier Version of "Love Island USA"
Peacock's new season premieres July 19 with six episode drops per week.

[06/30/22 - 09:01 AM]
A+E Networks Bakes Up Multi-Platform Programming Partnership with Celebrity Baker, Chef & Entrepreneur Buddy Valastro
The pact includes more than 60 hours of original programming, including the development of multiple new series and holiday specials produced by A+E's factual division, Six West Media, in association with Cakehouse Media.

[06/30/22 - 08:43 AM]
Video: Paramount+ Reveals Super Trailer for "All Star Shore"
The series is now streaming exclusively on Paramount+ and is also streaming internationally where the service is available.