‘The Penguin’ Series Follows Cobblepot’s Storyline After Terrorist Attack in ‘The Batman’ Movie
Fans of “The Batman” movie will be pleased to know that Warner Bros. Discovery has unveiled the first look at “The Penguin,” the highly anticipated spin-off series starring Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot. The preview was revealed during the company’s presentation of its streaming service, Max, which is a combination of HBO Max and Discovery+.
“The Penguin” is currently in production and will feature eight episodes. For those who have watched “The Batman,” the series will follow Cobblepot’s storyline after a terrorist attack orchestrated by the Riddler leaves Gotham’s underworld in disarray. With the city in chaos and a power vacuum within the criminal underworld, Cobblepot must navigate this new reality to come out on top.
The cast of “The Penguin” includes Cristin Milioti as Carmine Falcone’s daughter Sofia, Michael Zegen as Carmine’s son Alberto, and Clancy Brown as Salvatore Maroni, who used to be the top gangster in Gotham. Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Carmen Ejogo, François Chau, and David H. Holmes round out the rest of the cast.
Lauren LeFranc, known for her work on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” serves as the showrunner and executive producer of “The Penguin.” The series is executive produced by Matt Reeves through his production company 6th & Idaho, with Craig Zobel (“Mare of Easttown”) directing the first three episodes. Farrell, Dylan Clark, Daniel Pipski, and Bill Carraro also serve as executive producers, with Ravi Crohn as co-executive producer. Warner Bros. Television is the studio behind the show.
Fans of the Batman franchise will undoubtedly be excited to see Cobblepot’s story finally get the spotlight it deserves, and with a talented cast and crew behind the project, “The Penguin” is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated series of the year.