The Penguin - Season 1

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2024

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Streaming release date (United States)

The Penguin Season 1 will be available to watch on Max in 2024. An exact release date is not available yet.

Synopsis

Oswald Cobblepot, The Penguin is a rising star in Gotham’s criminal underworld

After the death of crime lord Carmine Falcone, his chief henchman Oswald Cobblepot is in charge and running the operation. The disfigured mob boss, otherwise known as Penguin is fast becoming the main player in the Gotham City underworld. Meanwhile, Sofia Falcone, daughter of the late Carmine is looking to exert her own influence and follow in her father’s footsteps.

8 Episodes

What to know

The Penguin Season 1 sees Colin Farrell in the lead role of this Batman spin-off show

The Penguin Season 1 is an upcoming crime television show produced by DC Studios and Warner Bros. Television Studios for Max. The show is a spin-off from the Matt Reeves-directed movie The Batman. Reeves serves as executive producer of The Penguin. Lauren LeFranc is the showrunner and writer for all eight episodes. Mare of Easttown director Craig Zobel is confirmed to be directing the first three episodes of show.

The Penguin Season 1 sees Colin Farrell star in the titular role. He is joined by Cristin Milioti who portrays Sofia Falcone, daughter of the mob boss, Carmine Falcone. Michael Zegen plays Alberto Falcone, brother to Cristin. Clancy Brown stars as Salvatore Maroni another Gotham City crime boss. Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, James Madio, Scott Cohen, Jared Abrahamson, and Deirdre O’Connell all feature in the expanded cast among others.

Production News

  • September 13, 2021
    • Colin Farrell is confirmed to be reprising his role in an HBO Batman spin-off series. (Source: Variety)
  • March 9, 2022
    • The Penguin receives an order from streaming service HBO Max with Lauren LeFranc announced as writer and showrunner. Matt Reeves is confirmed to be executive producing. (Source: Deadline)
  • October 7, 2022
    • Matt Reeves is joined as executive producer by director Craig Zobel. Zobel is also reported to be directing the first three episodes of the show. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • April 12, 2023
    • A short featurette for The Penguin Season 1 was revealed. It teases a gritty crime drama set in the same Gotham City as the Matt Reeves-directed Batman. (Source: Deadline)
  • May 16, 2023
    • A WGA strike stopped production of the The Penguin Season 1. (Source: Deadline)
  • January 26, 2024
    • It is reported that Jared Abrahamson will be starring in the series in a recurring role. (Source: Deadline)
  • February 20, 2024
    • Filming on the series is reported to be complete. (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