Will Arnett has joined the Twisted Metal TV show as the voice of Sweet Tooth
The accomplished voice actor is also serving as executive producer
Will Arnett has joined the cast of the Twisted Metal TV show as the voice of Sweet Tooth.
The series’ trademark character is a psychotic killer who wears a clown mask and drives a modified combat ice cream truck.
Arnett is a prolific voice actor with credits including Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ratatouille, Despicable Me, The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Movie and BoJack Horseman.
He also received Emmy nominations for his appearances in Arrested Development and 30 Rock.
According to Variety, Arnett is also serving as an executive producer on the show, which will air on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock.
Arnett is the latest in a line of actors who have been confirmed for Twisted Metal, including Anthony Mackie (Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe), Thomas Haden Church (Sandman in Spider-Man 3), Stephanie Beatriz (Rosa Diaz in Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and most recently Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott in Scream).
The show, which is written and executive produced by Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai), stars Mackie as John Doe, an amnesiac who “talks as fast as he drives”, according to a statement by Peacock.
Doe has to drive across a post-apocalyptic wasteland to deliver supplies to an outpost and will be aided by car thief Quiet (Beatriz), while being pursued by patrolman Agent Stone (Church).
Peacock announced in February that it had picked up the PlayStation Productions show and given it a series order.
Twisted Metal is the second TV series from PlayStation Productions, a studio formed by Sony Interactive Entertainment to adapt its original game properties for film and TV.
The first TV series is HBO’s The Last of Us, which will star Game of Thrones actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie.
A Twisted Metal reboot is currently in development at Sony’s Firesprite studio, according to VGC sources. The reboot was originally in development at Lucid games, but it’s unclear why Sony decided to change course with the project.