After the casting of Anthony Mackie as John Doe in the Peacock TV series based on the turned metal Computer Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and encanto star Stephanie Beatriz has joined the project as Quiet, a “ferocious, tough car thief who acts purely on instinct”. While much is still unknown about the new series, filming is expected to begin soon, as Mackie said in an earlier interview, and the series is expected to air sometime next year.
The addition of Beatriz is only the second star to be announced for the series, and according to the press release, her character of Quiet comes from a community that “silently suppressed her”, explaining her name and her possible backstory to flesh out in the representation. In other details about the character, Quiet will be looking for revenge in the series and will form an alliance with Mackie’s John Doe.
turned metal will be written by Cobra Kai‘s Jonathan Smith, who is a showrunner and will executive produce with Mackie, Will Arnett and Marc Foreman. The series is described as “a high-octane action-comedy series about a motor-mouthed outsider who offers a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package to a post-apocalyptic wasteland. From a trigger-happy car thief, he faces ferocious looters driving vehicles of destruction and other public road hazards, including a deranged clown who drives an all-too-familiar ice cream truck.”
While Anthony Mackie is currently riding a wave of Marvel success, Stephanie Beatriz is also joining the new series with some big roles. appeared in Brooklyn Nine-Nine For eight years, the actress has provided voice overs in many TV shows and movies such as Bojack Horseman† Jurassic World Camp Chalk, Catwoman: Huntedand of course as Mirabel Madgrial in Disney’s big hit encanto† She also had a role in the 2021 film In the heightsand turned metal will be one of her few on-screen roles, but possibly one of her biggest to date.
The series will be one of the biggest on its way to Peacock, and the people behind the project expect it to provide fans and newcomers to the franchise with a thrilling, action-packed ride. Lisa Katz, president of scripted content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement:
†turned metal has been a global phenomenon for over 25 years, but it was the creative vision for this live-action adaptation, led by Michael Jonathan Smith, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, that blew us away. Also the lead role of Anthony Mackie made it unmistakable! This adrenaline-filled comedy series is in the expert hands of our partners at Sony Pictures Television, Playstation Productions and Universal Television, and will be the perfect complement to Peacock as we continue to search for uniquely entertaining programming.”
More information will likely be coming soon and filming for the series is expected to begin soon, and by then we may also be closer to figuring out exactly when the show will premiere on Peacock.
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