Wednesday, March 9, 2022

'The Batman' Spinoff 'The Penguin' Starring Colin Farrell Ordered to Series at HBO Max

Following the box office success of The Batman since its March 4 release, HBO Max has today given a series order to the limited series spinoff The Penguin - featuring Colin Farrell reprising his role from the feature film.

Lauren LeFranc developed the series and will serve as showrunner. She will executive produce with Farrell, Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan. Rafi Crohn will serve as a co-executive producer. Warner Bros. Television, 6th & Idaho Productions and Dylan Clark Productions will produce.

"We are thrilled to bring audiences a new version of this iconic DC character that they have never seen before," said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. "It is incredible to be working with Matt, Dylan and Lauren on continuing this story and to see Colin take his already exception performance in The Batman to the next level."

"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," added Reeves. "Dylan and I are so excited to work with Lauren in continuing Oz's story as he grabs violently for power in Gotham."

"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," shared LeFranc. "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."

"The world that Matt Reeves created for The Batman is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot," said Farrell. "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."