Execs at NBCUniversal have reason to celebrate as Twisted Metal is Peacock’s most currently watched comedy series. According to Nielsen data, approximately 404 million minutes of the show were streamed during the weekend following its July 27 premiere. NBCUniversal has not yet revealed how many viewers have watched the show but it appears to be in the top five of its launched shows and according to the company, viewers often either watch it in three-episode blocks or binge the entire ten in one sitting.
“In the two weeks since the video game adaptation launched, it has become the streamer’s “most-binged” comedy premiere to date. According to NBCUniversal, the average account watched about three episodes per sitting, with some opting to knock out all 10 in a single viewing window.”
Not only execs will be celebrating as Twisted Metal is Peacock’s newest sensation but also its impressive cast and showrunners. Fellow Deadpool writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick no doubt should take their share of credit and as they continue to demonstrate their ability to produce action/comedy material, but also the cast which includes Anthony Mackie as the main character, Will Arnett as the voice of his car Sweet Tooth, along with Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, and Joe Seanoa. Viewers have been commenting online that even if they’ve never played the game, or video games in general, they are impressed by the action of the series and enjoy its blend of humor. More about the show can be found here.
Description (via Peacock)
“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.“