Series is slated to premiere on the platform Feb. 22.

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February 20, 2024

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Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has announced it has licensed action series, “Twisted Metal,” to Hulu Japan. The series is slated to premiere on the platform Feb. 22.  

Across APAC, this distribution agreement complements previously closed deals for “Twisted Metal” with Stan (Australia), TVNZ+ (New Zealand), AXN (Korea), Coupang Play (Korea) and Sony LIV (India). Globally, the series has been sold to Peacock (USA), Paramount+ (Canada, U.K.), Max (CEE, Poland, LATAM), Prime Video (South Africa, Benelux, Nordics), NOVA (Greece) and BeIN & TOD (MENA).  

“We are thrilled to partner with Hulu Japan to bring this unique adaptation based on the iconic PlayStation game to audiences in Japan,” says Adam Herr, senior vice president, distribution, APAC. “‘Twisted Metal’ has something for everyone … it combines high-intensity action with laugh-out-loud moments that are entertaining and binge-worthy. This series has quickly become a fan-favorite across the world and we can’t wait for viewers in Japan to join in on the fun.” 

Recently renewed by Peacock in the U.S. for a second season, “Twisted Metal” is based on the original PlayStation game of the same name. The series revolves around the story of John Doe, played by Anthony Mackie, a delivery driver who risks his life to deliver mysterious packages, hoping for a better life in a chaotic, post-apocalyptic world.  

Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) serves as showrunner, writer and executive producer for the live-action comedy from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. 

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