The Penguin

The Penguin


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The Penguin will be available to watch in 2024. We don't have any streaming information yet but we'll let you know as soon as it is available.


The Penguin’s rise to the top of Gotham’s criminal underworld is far from smooth

After the death of top crime boss Carmine Falcone, his second in command, The Penguin, steps to the fore. But not everyone thinks he is the natural heir to the kingpin throne, and he finds himself besieged as Gotham City’s top criminals try to take him down. 

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What to know

Colin Farrell stars as The Penguin in DC crime drama series

The Penguin is an upcoming crime drama series produced by DC Studios. The series is based on the DC Comics character the Penguin, who appears in the Batman comics as a villain. The Penguin is a sequel series to The Batman, taking place one week after the film’s events. The Batman director Matt Reeves executive produces the series. The series is created by Lauren LeFranc, who acts as showrunner and writer for all of the series’ episodes. 

Award-winning Irish actor Colin Farrell reprises his role as Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot (aka The Penguin) for the series, after first debuted the character in The Batman. He is joined by Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone, late mob boss Carmine Falcone’s daughter. Her brother, Alberto, is portrayed by Michael Zegen. Clancy Brown stars as rival crime lord Salvatore Maroni. The expanded cast includes Michael Kelly, Rhenzy Feliz, Deirdre O’Connell, Scott Cohen, James Madio, and more.

Production News

  • September 13, 2021
    • It is confirmed that HBO and DC Studios are making a The Batman spin-off series about The Penguin, starring Colin Farrell. (Source: Variety
  • March 9, 2022
    • Max officially orders a limited series of The Penguin, and Lauren LeFranc is confirmed as writer and showrunner. The Batman director Matt Reeves is announced to be serving as executive producer. (Source: Deadline
  • October 7, 2022
    • Craig Zobel is confirmed to be directing the first three episodes, in addition to serving as an executive producer. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter
  • April 12, 2023
    • It is confirmed that ‘The Penguin’ is the official title of the series. A featurette is released, showing snippets from the series as well as behind-the-scenes action. (Source: Deadline
  • May 16, 2023
    • A Hollywood writers’ strike pauses production on the series. (Source: Deadline)
  • June 14, 2023
    • Max put production on indefinite pause until after the WGA strike is over. (Source: Deadline)
  • January 26, 2024
    • The Changeling's Jared Abrahamson is cast in a recurring role in The Penguin. Details about the character are unknown. (Source: Deadline)


Drama, Crime, Fantasy

Production country

United States


Colin Farrell
Oswald 'Oz' Cobblepot / The Penguin
Cristin Milioti
Sofia Falcone
Rhenzy Feliz
Michael Kelly
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Deirdre O'Connell