For HBO Max, Colin Farrell is back in Penguin mode.
Production on The Penguin-centered spin-off of The Batman for HBO Max has begun, according to Kalina Ivanov, the show’s production designer. She teased the upcoming series starring Colin Farrell and posted the first behind-the-scenes image from The Penguin alongside her statement on her official Instagram profile.
The Penguin, also known as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot, is one of Batman’s most infamous adversaries. He has a distinctive appearance that includes a rotund build, top hat, monocle, and long nose. He is a master criminal. Burgess Meredith, Danny DeVito, and Robin Lord Taylor have all played him on film before, but Colin Farrell is the most recent performer to do so.
The Penguin, starring Colin Farrell in the role of the evil DC Comics character, is set in the same world as The Batman. Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Gotham City mob boss Carmine Falcone, recently joined the cast of the show as Cristin Milioti. In unspecified roles, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, and Rhenzy Feliz complete the cast.
The first two episodes of The Penguin will be directed by Craig Zobel (Mare Of Easttown), with Lauren LeFranc of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Chuck acting as the showrunner and writer, respectively. Colin Farrell is the show’s executive producer, working alongside the director of The Batman Matt Reeves, and producer Dylan Clark.
The Batman has made 770.8 million at the global box office since its debut in March, making it the fourth highest-grossing film of the year as of right now. Reeves and Mattson Tomlin are presently working on the sequel script for the Warner Bros. project.