First look at Marvel's Anthony Mackie in Twisted Metal show

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's Anthony Mackie is back with his latest project: a TV adaptation of the PlayStation vehicle combat series Twisted Metal.

A teaser trailer for the series has just dropped, showing Mackie asking if we're ready to go for a ride, and speeding off down the road in a car loaded with weapons. Fittingly for a game series that was at its peak in the 1990s, the teaser references that era with a 'Got milk?' sign and Mackie playing Len's 'Steal My Sunshine' on CD.

The teaser ends with a look at the most iconic character from the games: ice cream van-driving demented clown Sweet Tooth. Beyond that, there's not much in terms of plot.

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The official synopsis gives us a bit more to go on. It reads: "Twisted Metal, a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and written by Michael Jonathan Smith, about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

"With the help of a badass axe-wielding car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck."

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Reese and Wernick worked on the Deadpool films and Zombieland together, which gives us more of an idea of the kind of tone we should expect.

Twisted Metal will stream from July 27 on Peacock in the US. In the UK, Peacock is included on Sky and NOW but it's not yet confirmed if or when the UK will get Twisted Metal on the service here.

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