Anthony Mackie to star in Twisted Metal series – CNET

From throwing shields to smashing cars

From throwing shields to smashing cars.

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Anthony Mackie, fresh from his stint as the new Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Solider on Disney Plus, will star in another series, based on the PlayStation car combat game Twisted Metal. 

Mackie will be the lead in the Twisted Metal series, news of which was reported earlier by Deadline. He’ll play John Doe, and the action-comedy show will be based on a take written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote Zombieland and Deadpool and will be executive producers. The series is a production of Sony TV and PlayStation Productions, a studio created by Sony to adapt games for TV and film, such as The Last of Us series

In the series, Mackie plays the role of what Deadline calls a “smart-ass milkman” who has no memory of his past. He’ll have to survive traveling across a postapocalyptic wasteland to deliver a mysterious package in hopes of finding a community of his own. 

The Twisted Metal series first came out in 1995 as one of the earliest titles for the original PlayStation. Players would choose one of several characters, who drove different vehicles decked out with deadly weapons, to take down other combatants. The last game in the series came out in 2012 for the PlayStation 3. 

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