We discuss whether there will be a Season 2 of the Peacock series Twisted Metal and its renewed or canceled status.
Twisted Metal is a post-apocalyptic action-comedy series based on the hit PlayStation video game franchise of the same name. The 2023 Peacock original series was developed by Deadpool and Zombieland writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, alongside their latest collaborator, Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai).
The Peacock series Twisted Metal follows the daring driver John Doe (Anthony Mackie) as he delivers cargo from one walled city to another in this post-apocalyptic wasteland. He is tasked with collecting one final mystery package by Raven (Neve Campbell) in return for a hefty paycheck.
Along the way, John runs into the sadistic Quiet (Stephanie Beatriz) and the unhinged Agent Stone (Thomas Haden Church), as well as a homicidal clown called Sweet Tooth (Samoa Joe), who is voiced by Will Arnett.
The Twisted Metal 2023 series looks like a hell of a lot of fun, but will the relatively new streaming service Peacock be willing to fork out on a second season?
Will there be a season 2 of the Peacock series Twisted Metal – renewed or canceled status
Peacock is yet to announce whether they will be renewing Twisted Metal for a second season. The future of this video game adaptation is quite uncertain at the moment. So, let’s explore the possibilities of the series being renewed or canceled in the near future.
The series seems to be well-liked by the general public more than the critics. Twisted Metal currently holds a critic score of 65% on Rotten Tomatoes from 34 reviews, against an audience score of 91% from over 250+ ratings. Whilst IMDB has the series rated at 7.5/10 from over one thousand general reviews.
Critics found the series to be hilarious with a frantic energy to it, which perfectly captures the feel of the video game it is based on, but found the slow build-up and the show’s repetitive nature to be rather off-putting.
It is unclear how popular the series is or how the viewing figures are going for the original series, as Peacock doesn’t share its viewing numbers publicly. But from looking at the Rotten Tomatoes audience score, it’s clear that the show has its own dedicated fan base.
We are in strange times with the ongoing writer’s and actor’s strikes, so it is hard to guess what studios are willing to back anymore. Companies will probably start to play it particularly safe over the next few years. So, it will come down to viewing figures alone.
Peacock has been known to renew shows in the past, though. Poker Face, Bel-Air, and Bupkis have all been renewed in recent months, so it wouldn’t be that surprising if Twisted Metal was renewed as well. I’m going to predict that the series will be renewed, although fans may be waiting a while for any firm confirmation.
As always, we will keep you posted on any updates on the pending renewal of Twisted Metal.