New details about Colin Farrell’s Penguin HBO Max series are finally here.
Colin Farrell has opened up about his upcoming Penguin series from the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max, revealing that the spin-off opens one week after the events of The Batman. Describing the Penguin episode one script as “lovely” and “well-written,” Farrell spoiled the exact way the series opens.
“It starts a week after The Batman ends, so Gotham is still somewhat underwater,” Farrell said during an interview with Extra. “I read the first script for the first episode, and it opens up with my feet splashing through the water in Falcone’s office.”
Later on in the interview, Colin Farrell shared his excitement about reprising the role of the Penguin after his brief introduction in The Batman.
“I love that character and I was greedy with it. I felt like I didn’t have enough. I wanted to do it more and more, so now I get the chance.”
Mare Of Easttown helmer Craig Zobel is directing the first two episodes of The Penguin, with Lauren LeFranc (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) overseeing the project as its writer and showrunner. Colin Farrell is an executive producer on the series alongside The Batman director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark.
The Batman opened in theaters this past March, earning 770.8 million at the worldwide box office. Matt Reeves is working on a sequel to the Warner Bros. project and currently writing its script alongside Mattson Tomlin.
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