Sony is moving ahead with its adaptation of Playstation’s Twisted Metal with some high profile names behind the project. We have learned that Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith will serve as the showrunner and lead writer for the series. Smith will also serve as one of the executive producers for Twisted Metal and will team up with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writing duo behind both Deadpool and Zombieland films!
Smith served as a staff writer for 10 episodes of Cobra Kai during the hit show’s first season before becoming the story editor for the last 2 seasons. He also served as the story editor for the Disney Plus streaming series, Diary of a Future President. Described as a high-octane action-comedy in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Twisted Metal will follow a “motor-mouthed outsider” trying to deliver a mysterious package while avoiding the wild array of marauders and their “vehicles of destruction”, including the famous ice cream truck driven by Sweet Tooth. As reported by the Illuminderi yesterday, Will Arnett has been cast in the role of Sweet Tooth. Arnett is also helping produce the series.