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The Penguin

Season: 1
Episodes: 8
Status: upcoming

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The Penguin TV Series Details:

Also known asThe Batman Penguin Spin Off
Based onPenguin by Bill Finger & Bob Kane
Country United States
Language English
GenreCrime drama
Release date2024
Running timeTBA
Age ratingTBA
StarringColin Farrell
Cristin Milioti
Created byLauren LeFranc
Directed by Craig Zobel
Written byLauren LeFranc
Executive producersMatt Reeves
Dylan Clark
Colin Farrell
Daniel Pipski
Adam Kassan
Lauren LeFranc
Craig Zobel
Bill Carraro
Cinematography by Darran Tiernan
Edited by Andy Keir
Casting ByCindy Tolan
Production Design byKalina Ivanov
Production locationNew York
Production Company6th & Idaho
DC Studios
Dylan Clark Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Max

The Penguin TV Series Cast & Character:

  • Colin Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot / Penguin
  • Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone
  • Clancy Brown as Salvatore Maroni
  • Michael Zegen as Alberto Falcone
  • Rhenzy Feliz as Victor Aguilar
  • Myles Humphus as Dom Gigante
  • Berto Colon as Castillo
  • Alex Anagnostidis as Ray
  • Emily Meade as Young Francis
  • Craig Walker as Detective Marcus Wise
  • Ava Grey as Cinnamon
  • Adrienne Acevedo Lovette as Billie Carson
  • Kresh Novakovic as Enzo
  • Mershad Torabi as Farhad
  • Carmen Ejogo
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • François Chau
  • Michael Kelly as Johnny Vitti
  • James Madio


Taking place one week following the events of The Batman (2022), the series explores the rise to power of Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot / Penguin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld.

About The Penguin TV Series:

The Penguin is an upcoming American television limited series created by Lauren LeFranc for the streaming service Max. Based on the DC Comics character Penguin, it is a spin-off from the film The Batman (2022) that explores the Penguin’s rise to power in Gotham City’s criminal underworld. The series is produced by 6th & Idaho, DC Studios, and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with LeFranc serving as showrunner.

Colin Farrell stars as the Penguin, reprising his role from The Batman, alongside Cristin Milioti. Development was underway by September 2021, with LeFranc attached as writer and Farrell soon set to reprise his role. HBO Max ordered the series shortly after the film’s March 2022 release, and Craig Zobel joined to direct the first three episodes in October, with Helen Shaver also directing.

Principal photography began on March 1, 2023, in New York City, using the working title Boss, with Darran Tiernan serving as a cinematographer for the three episodes directed by Zobel. Soundstage work occurred at Silvercup Studios North in Queens.

Filming was set to take place in Westchester County, New York on May 16 when picketers participating in the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike caused production to shut down for the day. After further picketing the following day at the series’ sets at a church in Harlem, Manhattan, and at Silvercup North that once again shut down filming, production was paused through May 18. Filming of smaller scenes took place the day after in Brooklyn.

In June, production was suspended until after the strike concluded. Filming had been expected to occur over five or six months. Kelly had one day left of filming to complete before filming was shut down. When the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike ended on November 9, filming was set to resume at the end of the month and was considered to be a priority for Warner Bros.

Filming resumed on November 27, in the Bronx and at Whitestone, Queens the following day. Kelly had completed filming his scenes by January 2024. Filming wrapped on February 17, 2024.

The Penguin is scheduled to be released on Max in late 2024 and will consist of eight episodes.