Following the box office success of ‘The Batman’, HBO Max has giving a straight-to-series order to the film’s spin-off ‘The Penguin’. Colin Farrell will reprise his make-up heavy role as the Gotham City crime lord.
The show will pick up from where ‘The Batman’ finished and we will witness Penguin build his criminal empire. The show will be executive produced by ‘The Batman’ director Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Farrell, and Lauren LeFranc, who writes and serves as showrunner.
We are thrilled to bring audiences a new version of this iconic DC character that they have never seen before. It is incredible to be working with Matt, Dylan and Lauren on continuing this story and to see Colin take his already exceptional performance in The Batman to the next level.Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max
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. Dylan and I are so excited to work with Lauren in continuing Oz’s story as he grabs violently for power in Gotham.Matt Reeves
I have long been a fan of the world of The Batman, and Matt’s film is such a powerful and bold entry into the canon. I am excited and humbled to continue telling stories in the grimy world of Gotham City – and what better excuse to channel my inner villain than to tell the story of Oswald Cobblepot? I am thrilled to work with Colin, Matt, Dylan, 6th & Idaho, Warners, and HBO Max as we work to bring this story to the screen.Lauren LeFranc
The world that Matt Reeves created for ‘The Batman’ is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot. 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.Colin Farrell
At the moment no release date has been set for the show.