Peacock scores sports doc ‘Mission To Burnley’ & extends ‘Twisted Metal’

Mission To Burnley

Mission To Burnley (Source: Ad Hoc Films)

US streamer Peacock has acquired sports docuseries Mission To Burnley and renewed action-comedy Twisted Metal for a second season.

The NBCUniversal-owned service is launching Mission To Burnley on 15 December after striking a deal for the show with distributor Banijay Rights.

Produced by Ad Hoc Films as a Sky Original, the four-part docuseries follows the highs and lows of English football club Burnley F.C. in their 2022/23 season, as they bid to secure promotion from the second tier of English football back to the Premier League.

Mat Hodgson, co-founder of Ad Hoc Films and executive producer of the documentary said: “We are delighted that Mission To Burnley has found a perfect home on Peacock. It is a golden era for sports documentary, but real privileged access of the type the club have afforded us still remains very rare. We are extremely proud of this very special fall and rise story, that encompasses Boardroom to Boot Room and all in between.”

Meanwhile, Peacock has also extended the video-game adaptation Twisted Metal for a second season, following its July debut. Based on an original take by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and written by Michael Jonathan Smith, the 10 x 30-minute first season followed Anthony Mackie as 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.

Showrunner Michael Jonathan Smith commented: “We are beyond thankful we get to continue the story of John Doe, Quiet, and Sweet Tooth as they face off against familiar faces and new grim foes in the long-awaited Twisted Metal tournament.”

Twisted Metal is produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television.

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