‘The Batman’ spinoff ‘Penguin’ starring Colin Farrell is set to direct, with Craig Zobel (‘Mare of Easttown’ ‘Westworld’) to direct and executive produce the first two episodes.
Created by HBO Max, the series follows The Penguin Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot’s rise in the Gotham City underworld.
Lauren LeFranc (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) wrote and executive produced, with Farrell serving as executive producer alongside film director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark.
In the comics, The Penguin uses penguins and umbrellas as his symbols. He is wily and good at taming birds. He is a master criminal with super intelligence. He uses criminal means to gain money and power, socialize, etc. He has also accepted Martial arts and judo training.
Directing the first episode of any TV project is always a big event as it sets the visual tone and style for other directors across the rest of the series.
The Penguin project has been discussed for some time and was ordered straight to series shortly after the premiere of The Batman in March 2021. Colin Farrell will reprise his role from the film.
Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions, Dylan Clark Productions, and Warner Bros. Television are all working on the series. Daniel Pipski from 6th & Idaho Production will also serve as an executive producer along with Rafi Crohn as a co-executive producer.
No details on the length of the series or a potential debut have been announced as of yet.