The Penguin series will be filming after Thanksgiving, and check out a new look at Colin Farrell in the role that follows The Batman movie.
The trades report the series will resume production the week after Thanksgiving following having been shut down in June due to the writers and actors strike when it filmed for three months.
Empire Magazine debuts a new image of Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot with mention the series “will pick up days after where The Batman ended, exploring the moves that Cobblepot makes in the power vacuum left by Carmine Falcone’s departure.”
The Penguin is also described as “the next chapter in The Batman saga,” and continues to build the myth of Gotham to even greater heights before release of The Batman Part 2, due out Oct. 3, 2025.
Watch the first teaser below.
What is The Penguin about?
The Penguin is also said to be an eight-episodes series that follows “Oz’s rise to power, filling that power vacuum created when Falcone was killed.”
“Matt’s idea originally was to have the Penguin show begin about a week after the end of the Batman film. And then if it works, if the trajectory is entertaining enough and the audience goes for it, and we do our jobs right… have Penguin feature in the second film and pick up where the HBO show will end. So I don’t know how much he’ll be in it,” said Farrell in an interview.
Also starring in the show includes Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Deirdre O’Connell, with Clancy Brown and Michael Zegen.
The series is executive produced by Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Colin Farrell, Lauren LeFranc, who writes and serves as showrunner, Craig Zobel, who directs the first three episodes, and Bill Carraro.
Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, The Penguin is produced by Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Reeves and 6th & Idaho are under an overall deal. 6th & Idaho’s Daniel Pipski also serves as executive producer and Rafi Crohn is co-executive producer.