The Penguin TV Series Cast & Character
The Penguin TV Series Crew
The Penguin TV Series Details
Also known as: The Batman Penguin Spin Off
Based on: Penguin by Bill Finger Bob Kane
The Penguin TV Series Storyline
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.
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About The Penguin TV Series
- The Penguin is 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.
- 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.
- Farrell said Mike Marino, the makeup designer for The Batman, would return for the series, and he felt the makeup was subtly perfected more, allowing for him to freely explore beyond his facial features.
- Principal photography began on March 1, 2023, in New York City, using the working title Boss. 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 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. Kelly had one day left of filming to complete before filming was shut down. Filming was expected to occur over five or six months.
- The Penguin is scheduled to be released on Max in 2024 and will consist of eight episodes.