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"The Batman" Spinoff Series "The Penguin" New Teaser Unveiled


Fri 21 Jun 2024 | 03:24 PM
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A new glimpse at Matt Reeves’ series “The Penguin”, the spinoff series of the 2022 blockbuster movie “The Batman”, has been unveiled.

The spinoff series will run for eight episodes and focus on Colin Farrell’s titular Gotham City gangster from the 2022 blockbuster movie.

In the movie, Paul Dano’s The Riddler kills Carmine Falcone, one of Gotham City’s top mob bosses, he floods the major downtown area in a coordinated terrorist attack — leaving Farrell’s Cobblepot with a city in chaos and a power vacuum within Gotham’s underworld.

“The Penguin” takes place immediately following the events of the 2022 blockbuster, tracing Cobblepot’s rise to power in the Gotham underworld as he becomes one of the most prominent villains in the “Batman” universe. 

The series also features Cristin Milioti as Carmine’s daughter Sofia Falcone, Michael Zegen as Carmine’s son Alberto Falcone, and Clancy Brown as Salvatore Maroni, who used to be the top gangster in Gotham.

It also stars Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Carmen Ejogo, François Chau, and David H. Holmes.

Lauren LeFranc is the executive producer and showrunner of the series, with “The Batman” writer-director Matt Reeves executive producing through his production company 6th & Idaho.

Executive producer Craig Zobel is directing the first three episodes; other exec producers include Farrell, Dylan Clark, Daniel Pipski, and Bill Carraro. Ravi Crohn is co-executive producing, The series comes from Warner Bros Television and DC Studios.

Principal photography began in March 2023, but it was halted in June due to the Hollywood strikes, with shooting resuming the week after Thanksgiving.

A sequel to “The Batman,” titled “The Batman: Part II,” was delayed by a year and will now be released in theaters on Oct. 2, 2026.

“The Penguin” will debut on Max sometime later this fall. Watch the full trailer below.