The Penguin - Season 1

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The Penguin Season 1 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.

Synopsis

The Penguin must fend off all the competition for Gotham’s kingpin seat

After Carmine Falcone’s death, Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot (aka The Penguin) moves up the chain to take his place. However, the many in Gotham’s underworld also want a shot at more power, and The Penguin must defend his position or lose it.  

8 Episodes

What to know

The Batman sequel spin-off series stars Colin Farrell as The Penguin

The Penguin Season 1 is the upcoming first and only season in the crime drama series produced by DC Studios. The character first appeared in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, and the series takes place one week after the events in the film. Lauren LeFranc acts as showrunner and writer for all of the series’ episodes, while Matt Reeves executive produces. 

Colin Farrell portrays Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot (aka The Penguin) in the series, after first debuting the role in The Batman. He is joined by Cristin Milioti, who plays the late crime lord Carmine Falcone’s daughter, Sofia Falcone, and Michael Zegen, who plays her brother, Alberto. Rival crime lord Salvatore Maroni is played by Clancy Brown, and the rest of the expanded cast includes Rhenzy Feliz, Deirdre O’Connell, Michael Kelly, Scott Cohen, James Madio, and others.

Production News

  • September 13, 2021
    • HBO and DC Studios confirm they are creating a The Batman spin-off miniseries starring Colin Farrell as The Penguin. (Source: Variety
  • March 9, 2022
    • The Penguin is officially ordered by Max, and Lauren LeFranc is announced as the writer and showrunner. Matt Reeves, who directed The Batman, will executive producer. (Source: Deadline
  • October 7, 2022
    • Craig Zobel is announced as the director of the first three episodes, and will also be an executive producer. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter
  • April 12, 2023
    • The series is officially titled The Penguin, and a behind-the-scenes featurette is released, giving a glimpse at the production and the story to unfold. (Source: Deadline
  • May 16, 2023
    • The writers’ strike in Hollywood halts production on the series. (Source: Deadline)
  • January 26, 2024
    • Jared Abrahamson, who starred in The Changeling,  joins the cast of The Penguin as a recurring character. No other details were revealed about who Abrahamson will play. (Source: Deadline)
  • February 19, 2024
    • Actress Carmen Ejogo reveals that filming for The Penguin has wrapped in a post on Instagram. This update likely signals that the series will be released in Autumn 2024, as previously thought. (Source: ScreenRant)

Genres

Drama, Fantasy, Crime

Cast

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