Peacock has been busy developing a new series based on the popular PlayStation gaming series Twisted Metal. Anthony Mackie is set to spearhead the project from the writing team behind Cobra Kai and Deadpool. We previously reported that the project was looking to cast series regular characters Quiet and Agent Stone.
Twisted Metal has now found its Quiet in Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress Stephanie Beatriz. The character is described as a car thief who acts purely on instinct. She comes from a community that forced her into silence. But when she becomes clouded by her need for revenge, Quiet forms an unlikely, antagonistic bond with Mackie’s John Doe. Quiet appears to be an original character for the live-action series. While Beatriz may be most known for her role as Rosa Diaz in the comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, her recent credits also include Disney’s animated hit Encanto and Warner Bros.’ In the Heights.
Will Arnett and Marc Forman are also involved as executive producers for Twisted Metal via Electric Avenue production company, and the series is described as a half-hour comedy. The Sony Pictures Television-produced series is based on an original take on the property by Deadpool’s Rhett Reese and Zombieland’s Paul Wernick. Michael Jonathan Smith, who on Netflix’s Cobra Kai, serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer. PlayStation Productions and Universal Television are also attached to the co-production. Kitao Sakurai, whose credits includeThe Eric Andre Show and Bad Trip will executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the series.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter