Actor Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Encanto) has joined the upcoming Peacock adaptation of Sony’s popular Twisted Metal game franchise. According to a release, Beatriz was cast as Quiet, “a ferocious, badass car thief who acts purely on instinct.”
Beatriz joins MCU star Anthony Mackie, who in September 2021 was cast as the lead character John Doe. Per this new announcement, Quiet is ruled by “her need for revenge,” which leads her to form an “unlikely, antagonistic bond with John Doe.”
According to Deadline, last fall the producers at Sony Pictures TV and PlayStation Productions are “extremely high on” the show. As announced previously, Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick came up with the idea for the show. Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) is writing the series. A new Twisted Metal video game is also said to be in development to connect with the TV show, but it has not been officially announced.
Twisted Metal is just one of many video game adaptations currently in the works for streaming platforms. Last week, new footage leaked of HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us. That show, which isn’t due for a release until sometime in 2023, will follow the story of the game, but not be a shot-for-shot retelling. Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal plays Joel, and Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey portrays Ellie. According to IMDb, it’s unknown who is playing Sam and Henry, who were revealed in the last footage leak in March.
On Thursday, it was announced that AMC Networks bought the rights to develop Remedy Entertainment’s 2010 title, Alan Wake, into a TV series.