Twisted Metal TV series has wrapped filming & is entering post-production

It looks like Peacock's upcoming Twisted Metal series is getting closer to completion with filming on the first season said to be complete.


One of the more interesting bits of news in video game-to-TV adaptations has been the ongoing production of a Twisted Metal TV series for NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service. It seems as though the series’ first season is getting closer to a launch. Showrunner and producer Michael Jonathan shared that filming for the season has wrapped up and is now entering pre-production.

Jonathan recently shared word of the first season of Twisted Metal wrapping up on filming via his personal Twitter. An executive producer and showrunner on the project, Michael Jonathan claims that the crew has finished filming and now prepared to enter into the post-production period on Twisted Metal’s first season, set to appear on Peacock.

The last day of shooting felt like the last day of camp, with lots of laughs, a few tears, and ice cream being handed out the back of Sweet Tooth’s truck,” Jonathan wrote. “We all cannot wait for you to see this insane thing we spent our summer shooting. Now, to post!”

Twisted Metal TV series executive producer and showrunner Michael Jonathan claiming the first season of the show is done with filming.
Twisted Metal TV series showrunner and executive producer Michael Jonathan has shared that the first season is now entering post-production ahead of its release on NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service.
Source: Twitter

There are high hopes for the Twisted Metal franchise with this TV series in production. It was previously confirmed that Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were tapped to write the show’s first season, which seems like quite a good fit for Twisted Metal’s dark comedic tone. However, there hasn’t been a new Twisted Metal game since the PS3 reboot in 2012. Rumors have been rampant about PlayStation Studios supposedly working on something new, and the revival of the franchise through a TV series seems as good a reason as any to get a companion game ready. That said, rumor also has it that a Twisted Metal game reboot has changed developers as PlayStation Studios has tried to find the right fit for the game.

It will remain to be seen what happens with the games, but at the very least, the Twisted Metal TV series seems to be moving along. As we await an official release date, stay tuned right here at Shacknews for further updates.

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    August 30, 2022 9:55 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Twisted Metal TV series has wrapped filming & is entering post-production

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      August 30, 2022 5:21 PM

      Cool! I hope this is worth watching.

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        August 30, 2022 6:58 PM

        Even though they were cheesy I loved the little bits of story they made for the characters in Twisted Metal Black, so I'm down for an occult Mad Max-esque show.

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          August 30, 2022 7:18 PM

          If it turns out to be some weird noir mixed with Death Race and Squid Games I’m in. If it’s a hit and that leads to a new TM game on current gen platforms…..unnnnnffffffffffff.

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            August 30, 2022 7:27 PM

            Is the PS4 version of TM: Black any good? I saw it's on sale for $5 right now, but I'm not sure how much nostalgia I'll really be able to wring out of it.

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              August 30, 2022 11:25 PM

              AFAIK it was a good port and gave it a bit of a facelift. If it’s got couch co-op that could be worth 5 bux.

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