TWISTED METAL Season 2 Casts BARRY Star Anthony Carrigan as Calypso; Announces Three More Cast Additions

TWISTED METAL Season 2 Casts BARRY Star Anthony Carrigan as Calypso; Announces Three More Cast Additions

Peacock has announced the addition of four new cast members for Season 2 of Twisted Metal, including Barry star Anthony Carrigan as the famous Calypso.

By MattIsForReal - Jun 20, 2024 09:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Television

With the second season of Peacock's Twisted Metal live-action series set to begin filming later this year, parent company NBCUniversal announced four new additions to the cast.

The most notable addition is Barry and Bill and Ted Face the Music star Anthony Carrigan who has been cast as a series regular. Carrigan will play Calypso, the master of ceremonies and creator of the demolition derby which makes up the key setting from the original games.

Despite being a major character in the video games, Calypso wasn't heavily featured in the first season of Peacock's series. While John Doe (Anthony Mackie) and Quiet (Stephanie Beatriz) do receive a package from him midway through the series, fans never actually get to see the character. At the end of the first season it's revealed that John's mission to deliver the package for Raven was really a test to see if he had what it takes to compete as her driver in the upcoming tournament hosted by Calypso.

Plot details for the upcoming season of Twisted Metal have yet to be revealed, but NBCUniversal and Peacock have teased that Calypso's Twisted Metal contest will serve as the "backbone of the second season."

"That derby, and the crazy characters who drive in it, will form the backbone of the second season, which means we'll meet a lot of original franchise faces, and we'll be seeing quite a bit of Calypso along the way," the company teased in a press release. 

For those who haven't played the video games, Calypso invites assassins, vigilantes, mercenaries, and joyriders to participate in an annual competition of destruction. The winner is offered the promise of having their greatest wish granted, no matter what they desire. The real twist is that Calypso often punishes the winner with their own wish in some form of dark irony.

Carrigan is joined by three other new additions to the cast. Richard de Klerk (Strange Empire), Patty Guggenheim (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law), and Tiana Okoye (Mrs. Davis) will appear as recurring guest stars for the second season. Unfortunately, we don't yet know who they will be playing in the series.

Although the first season's story of Twisted Metal did stray from the games, it still featured plenty of fun and exciting action, as well as enough easter eggs and references to keep fans of the source material satisfied. The first season scored a 67% on Rotten Tomatoes with critics, but a whopping 94% audience score.

"An enjoyable blast of cartoonishly violent mayhem, Twisted Metal sometimes struggles to flesh out its source material, but ultimately offers an adaptation with surprising depth," the critics consensus reads.

Are you excited for a second season of Twisted Metal?

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