Colin Farrell on What Fans Can Expect from the Upcoming ‘The Penguin’ Show: “It’s Really Dark, and Really Heavy”

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There are a bunch of DC projects coming up. Everyone’s excited about James Gunn’s DC Universe and his new ‘Creature Commandos’ & ‘Superman.’ But don’t forget about the Elseworlds projects, like ‘The Batman’ movie series, and other projects in the works like the upcoming ‘The Penguin’ show.

Last week, they dropped a teaser for ‘The Penguin’. It takes place a week after ‘The Batman’ and it’s all about Cobblepot making his way up in Gotham. Colin Farrell is coming back as ‘The Penguin’ – he got a lot of love for that role. In a recent interview, Farrell talked about what fans can expect from the show, and it doesn’t sound too pretty.

We wrapped it, man. We did it. Stuck a fork in it about two weeks ago. It was a long and really wonderful experience. And it’s dark, that’s what I can tell you about it. It’s really dark, and really heavy, I think, certainly it was doing it. Which is not to say I didn’t have fun. I had an amazing time. But it’s incredibly violent.

Farrell said now that after Carmine Falcone was out of the picture, The Penguin tried to find twisted ways to take over and become powerful. If you know the character from the comics, you can expect some seriously messed up stuff:

It’s one man’s rise to what he’s always dreamed of inhabiting, which is a certain power or social status. And the death of Carmine Falcone at the end of the film leaves this vacuum in Gotham to be filled. And so there are various people that are grabbing for that power and this is Oswald’s journey, trying to rise to the top, through extraordinary obstacles and it’s super dark. Lauren LeFranc wrote a really twisted eight hours of television.

‘The Penguin’ is being led by executive producer and showrunner Lauren LeFranc, known for her work on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Matt Reeves will also be an executive producer. Craig Zobel, known for ‘Mare of Easttown,’ directed the first three episodes.

In this upcoming series, Cristin Milioti plays Sofia Falcone, Carmine’s daughter, who challenges Cobblepot for control of Gotham’s criminal underworld. Clancy Brown portrays Salvatore Maroni, a mob boss, and Michael Zegen appears as Alberto Falcone, Carmine’s son. Other cast members in undisclosed roles include Rhenzy Feliz, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Deirdre O’Connell. The show is set to release this fall, but no specific date has been announced.

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