After its debut in the US on Peacock, the show starring Anthony Mackie and Stephanie Beatriz arrives in Brazil. The work is an adaptation of an exclusive Playstation game.
The Twisted Metal series finally arrived on Brazilian streaming and had its first episode released on Sunday (1st). After its launch in the United States on the Peacock platform in July of this year, the adaptation of the Playstation- exclusive game can be seen on HBO Max . In the plot, a delivery man travels from one city to another trying to survive looters.
The duo Anthony Mackie ( The Banker ) and Stephanie Beatriz ( Brooklyn Nine-Nine ) star in the series. In the first two weeks of its debut, the series was Peacock’s most watched production, which could favor a second season – something that, so far, has not been confirmed. See below for more information about the cast, plot and repercussions of Twisted Metal.
Twisted Metal plot
In a dystopian future, a cyber bug has taken down computers across the world. Without the Internet, nations succumbed and cities began to be fortified with walls. Criminals were left to fend for themselves where they created lawless communities. One of the most common commercial activities in this chaos is the transport of precious cargo from one city to another.
One of these delivery men is John Doe (Mackie). He transports supplies in a modified car called “Evelyn”. To stay alive from the looters that abound in this world, Doe turned his car into a true weapon of war.
Cast and crew
In addition to Anthony Mackie (The Banker), actress Stephanie Beatriz is the co-protagonist of the series, bringing Quiet to life. The character Sweet Tooth is played physically by wrestler Samoa Joe and voiced by Will Arnett (Arrested Development). Also in the cast are Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3) as police officer Stone, Mike Mitchell (The Morning War) playing Stu, Neve Campbell ( Scream franchise ) in the role of Raven, among others.
Showrunners Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (both writers of the Deadpool franchise) and Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) worked on the adaptation along with David Jaffe, game designer and creator of the Twisted Metal and God of War franchises . Jaffe worked on almost all of the games in the franchise, which debuted in 1995 for the Playstation and, to date, has released 10 games.
Repercussion among public and critics
The original series from Peacock Media is another adaptation of video games that has received good acceptance from the public and critics. On IMDb, the production received a rating of 7.4 among users. On the technical side, critics’ averages gave it a score of 53 on Metacritic and a 67% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes . In the latter site’s consensus, the series is considered a “fun explosion of chaos and cartoonish violence”.
Along the same lines of acceptance, journalist Richard Roeper praised the team’s work in adapting “a fun game into an insane series with a story”. Among those who gave the show a low rating, Rendy Jones, from the RogerEbert.com portal, stands out. In his review, he laments that the series “takes a long time to get into the action.”