The Batman’s first spinoff project, a limited series focusing on Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, gets a full series is officially a go at HBO Max.
The network announced the show (working title The Penguin) is getting a directly to-series request as a limited series. The Batman director Matt Reeves is also co-produce alongside with Dylan Clark, who likewise helped produce the Dark Knight’s latest entry. Lauren LeFranc, who recently served as a writer and producer on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is joined as showrunner and writer.
Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content at HBO Max, depicts Farrell’s Penguin as a unique version of the character that fans “have never seen.” According to Aubrey, the series will show Farrell “take his already exceptional performance in The Batman to the next level.” The Penguin serves a supporting role in The Batman, yet the film indicates enormous things in his future.
Fast to applaud Farrell’s exhibition, Reeves added, “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.” The closure of the film recommends a resurgence will happen among Gotham’s criminal hidden world as the Penguin “grabs violently for power,” as per Reeves.
Farrell himself thinks about the Penguin series a characteristic movement from the film’s plot:
“The world that Matt Reeves created for The Batman is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot,” Farrell said. Despite initially adopting a self-deprecating tone regarding his The Batman role, Farrell is ready to take the next step in the Penguin’s journey. “I couldn’t be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become The Penguin,” he said. “Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem.”
The most recent Batman cycle hit theaters on March 4 to basic praise and much fanfare, at present sitting at a 86% Fresh appraising on Rotten Tomatoes among critics and 89% endorsement among audiences. The Batman pulled in $134 million locally in its first end of the week, surpassing the projected $128.5 million. A few HBO Max side projects are in different progressive phases, including a series that associates with Gotham’s notorious Arkham Asylum and one fixating on Zoë Kravitz’ Catwoman. Reeves tended to The Batman’s side projects before the film’s release, saying their viability “will obviously have a lot to do with how people receive this film.”