With so much to look forward to on DC’s upcoming slate, The Batman‘s Colin Farrell has given an update to The Penguin series he’s set to lead for HBO Max.
The Penguin will take place almost immediately after the conclusion of The Batman as Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, attempts to take control of Gotham’s underworld in the aftermath of Carmine Falcone’s death and the flooding of Gotham at the hands of The Riddler.
In an interview with Variety, Farrell revealed how long the miniseries will last and that it will lead into The Batman Part II.
“It’s going to be an eight-part thing,” Farrell said. “Around Oz’s rise to power, filling that power vacuum created when Falcone was killed. Matt’s idea was to have the Penguin show begin about a week after the end of the Batman film. And if it works, if the trajectory is interesting, and the audience goes for it, and we do our jobs right, the second Penguin feature will pick up where the HBO show will end.”
The Penguin HBO Max series will be direct by Craig Zobel (Mare of Easttown). Alongside Farrell, it will also star Cristin Milioti (Made for Love) in a lead role as Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Carmine Falcone, played in The Batman by John Turturro.
The Penguin will begin filming February 28th while The Batman Part II has been given a release date of October 3rd, 2025.
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