HBO Max has officially given the green light to the production of The Penguin, a future series centered on the character of Oswald Cobblepot played by Colin Farrell in The Batman.
The show, whose provisional name will be The Penguin, received the green light to be produced as a limited series. The Batman director Matt Reeves will be involved as a producer alongside Dylan Clark, who is a producer of the film released last week in theaters himself. Lauren Lefranc, writer and producer of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has been designated as the lead writer and showrunner.
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In the new movie by Matt Reeves, the Penguin plays a secondary yet important role that hints at the character’s great future. The director also enthusiastically adds: “Colin exploded off the screen as the Penguin in The Batman, and having the chance to thoroughly explore the inner life of that character on HBO Max is an absolute thrill.”
HBO Max’s Head of Original Content Sarah Aubrey also describes Farrell’s performance as a unique version of the character, which has never been seen before. According to Aubrey, we will see Colin Farrell “take his already exceptional performance in The Batman to the next level”.
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The Batman‘s ending suggests how Oswald Cobblepot will enter the culminating phase of his rise to power in Gotham’s underworld. Farrell himself also views the new series as a natural progression from the movie’s plot.
“The world that Matt Reeves created for The Batman is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot,” he said. “I couldn’t be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become the Penguin. Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem.”
The Penguin has not yet received an official release date.