- Anthony Mackie says of his character in a potential Twisted Metal season 2: “He’s going to have some challenges that’s gonna come his way, that’s gonna force his hand to be more of an adult.”
- Twisted Metal season 2 has yet to be confirmed, but there are positive signs that it could return for another round on Peacock.
- The show ends with plans for further exploration, suggesting the story could continue beyond the first season.
Anthony Mackie shares his Twisted Metal season 2 hopes, detailing what could come next after that cliffhanger ending. Mackie plays John Doe in the 10-episode Peacock series, which adapts the popular video game of the same name. John Doe is a talkative milkman living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and, suffering from amnesia, is hired to deliver a cryptic package. The show, which also stars Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, Neve Campbell, wrestler Samoa Joe, and the voice of Will Arnett, ends on the surprising note of John learning why he was really hired for the job and sets up a potential continuation of the story.
In an interview with Deadline, conducted before the current SAG-AFTRA strike, Mackie sheds some light on what he hopes to see after Twisted Metal season 1’s ending. The actor says that his character will have some challenges ahead, and that John will likely have some growing up to do. Read Mackie’s full comments below:
“He’s going to have some challenges that’s gonna come his way, that’s gonna force his hand to be more of an adult and make some really tough decisions because you can’t be a milkman all your life. We’ve seen what happens to milkmen. So you have to decide what’s most important — hold your milkman status, or grow up and be an adult.”
As indicated by Mackie’s remarks, Twisted Metal season 2 has yet to be confirmed. Any news about the show’s future could be impacted by the ongoing strikes for fair wages, which limit new contracts and deals announced. But digging into the recent history of Peacock, there could be some positive signs that the adaptation could be back for a second round.
Back in May 2022, when discussing why Peacock canceled the well-reviewed Saved by the Bell reboot, it was mentioned that the streaming service has been more focused on greenlighting “watercooler” series; shows that are seen as more likely to capture the audience’s attention, like the semi-autobiographical comedy from the headline-generating Pete Davidson Bupkis which has already been renewed for season 2. Twisted Metal was another one of the originals that Peacock is hoping will grab an audience, along with the renewed Pitch Perfect spinoff and the upcoming Ted series.
Another thing that could be seen as a positive sign for Twisted Metal is if Peacock issues a press release about its viewership or if the show begins to have a presence on the Nielsen streaming charts several weeks from now. But the adaptation, which is developed by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick, along with Michael Jonathan Smith, leaves off with plans for further exploration.