Twisted Metal Season 1 was one of the better video game adaptations, so it’s no surprise the show has been renewed for another chapter. So, here’s everything we know about Twisted Metal Season 2.
Twisted Metal Season 1, an adaptation of the combat video games, premiered through Peacock last year and it’s a neon-colored fever dream in the best way.
Starring Anthony Mackie and Stephanie Beatriz, the show is based on the video game franchise of the same name, which follows an unnamed man with amnesia as he travels through an apocalyptic wasteland with a mysterious package.
After the series debuted on Peacock, fans have started wondering if the show will see a second season or if John Doe’s journey has come to an end. Here’s everything we know.
Is there a Twisted Metal Season 2 release date?
Twisted Metal was renewed for Season 2 in December 2023. No release date has been revealed at the time of writing, but we can expect to be waiting a while.
Speaking to NBC Insider at the end of last year, showrunner Michael Jonathan Smith said: “The [writers’] room has started. We have an amazing team of writers and we’re discussing the arc of the season and what the first episode might be, looking at the big picture. I’m really excited.”
Given the writing started last December, there’s still the casting of new characters, filming, and editing to be done, meaning we can expect Season 2 to drop sometime in 2025. We’ll be sure to keep this space updated as and when new details roll in.
Who might be in the Twisted Metal Season 2 cast?
We can expect all of the main players to return to the Twisted Metal cast for Season 2, including:
- Anthony Mackie as John Doe
- Stephanie Beatriz as Quiet
- Samoa Joe as Sweet Tooth
- Will Arnett as Sweet Tooth’s voice
Mackie previously shared his ideas for what a potential Season 2 could look like. In an interview with NBC Insider, Mackie explained that he would want a rematch with his clown mask wearing nemesis Sweet Tooth and stated that “I’m not losing” the next match.
We can also expect to see some of the iconic characters from the video games making their small screen debut in Season 2, with Smith telling the outlet that the team has a “really cool” direction for Dollface and the arrival of Mr. Grimm.
The showrunner explained: “He’s my favorite and I’m excited to capture what the fans are excited about seeing, but also [answer the question of]: ‘How does he exist in the world we’ve set up?’ I think there’s just going to be a lot of fun with him – what kind of character he is in this world and how does he interact with people like Sweet Tooth?”
Smith also wants to give Calypso and Axel their on-screen moments, saying: “We have to get Axel right.”
Sweet Tooth Season 2 plot: What might it be about?
“I’m excited for fans to see these characters come to life and see what makes them funny and what makes them heartbroken. I think it’s gonna be fun to dive into these people… We introduced a lot of these characters – Preacher, Bloody Mary, John, Quiet, Watts – it’s gonna be fun to put them all in a [single] place at the tournament and have them interact,” he said.
“I’m excited about seeing how does Preacher react to Bloody Mary? How does Grimm react to Sweet Tooth? There’s a lot of really fun, interconnective character headspace stuff that I’m really excited to dive into. It feels like a new toy box.”
When asked how much of Season 2 will focus on the tournament, Smith didn’t want to give everything away. But he did tease the following: “On Cobra Kai, there were very much tournament seasons and consequence seasons, and this is very much a tournament season. I want everything to feel like it’s tied to the tournament, even if we aren’t in the tournament yet.
“I am hopeful that it will surprise and delight those people who saw the finale of Episode 10 and was like, ‘I want to see more of that in a tournament setting.’ My goal is to capture that.”
Mackie also spoke to Deadline about his hopes for John Doe’s arc in Season 2, saying: “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.”
Is there a Twisted Metal Season 2 trailer?
Since it’s still in development, there’s no trailer for Twisted Metal Season 2. For now, check out the trailer for Season 1 below:
We’ll be sure to keep this post updated as and when new details about Twisted Metal Season 2 emerge. Until then, Season 1 is streaming on Peacock now.