Hear us talk about the news on Episode 409 of our podcast. The original story is below.
If you've seen The Batman, you know how incredible Colin Farrell was as Penguin. Even before the movie was released, there was a talk of a sequel series centered around the character. Today, Warner Bros. Television made that official with a straight-to-series order.
The Penguin, which is the working title, would see Farrell reprise his role, expanding the world that Matt Reeves has created. Reeves would be on board as an executive producer, along with Dylan Clark, Colin Farrell, and Lauren LeFranc, as well as 6th & Idaho’s Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan. LeFranc would serve as writer and showrunner.
"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," LeFranc said. "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."
Matt 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. Dylan and I are so excited to work with Lauren in continuing Oz’s story as he grabs violently for power in Gotham."
So we'll have to see what happens with the power vacuum in Gotham, and what other players could make themselves known. Keep checking back for updates and casting news.
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Based on the characters created by Bob Kane & Bill Finger