‘The Penguin’: Plot, Cast, Release Date, and All Current Updates

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav Reveals Release Date for The Penguin

Numerous DC-based projects are currently in the works, with much attention focused on Gunn’s DCU and his upcoming ‘Creature Commandos’ & ‘Superman’. However, it’s worth remembering that Elseworlds, which encompasses ‘The Batman’ film series and other upcoming projects, is forging its own path. Stepping into the spotlight next is ‘The Penguin’ live-action series.

‘The Penguin’ is slated to be a spinoff of ‘The Batman’ film series, set in an alternate universe distinct from the DCU. With its release drawing nearer by the day, let’s delve into everything we know about the show.

The series will connect to the events of ‘The Batman’

While ‘The Penguin’ and ‘The Batman’ may not belong to the mainline DCU, they do inhabit a shared cinematic universe. The forthcoming series is set to unfold just a week after the events depicted in the aforementioned movie. With Falcone’s demise and The Penguin striving to seize the power vacuum alongside Sofia Falcone, the narrative unfolds.

Farrell suggested that the series will delve into the character’s nuances, encompassing his awkwardness, strength, villainous traits, and inner turmoil, expanding upon his cinematic portrayal. Moreover, he hinted at the series’ penchant for extreme violence and darkness.

Most of the cast is known

When the show was initially announced, it was disclosed that certain members of the movie’s cast would return to reprise their roles. The cast is presently quite expansive, with Mark Strong, known for his portrayal of Thaddeus Sivana in the DCEU, joining in an undisclosed role.

  1. Colin Farrell – The Penguin / Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot
  2. Cristin Milioti – Sofia Falcone
  3. Clancy Brown – Salvatore Maroni
  4. Michael Zegen – Alberto Falcone
  5. Michael Kelly as Johnny Vitti
  6. Rhenzy Feliz – undisclosed
  7. Shohreh Aghdashloo – undisclosed
  8. Deirdre O’Connell – undisclosed
  9. James Madio – undisclosed
  10. Scott Cohen – undisclosed
  11. Theo Rossi – undisclosed
  12. Carmen Ejogo – undisclosed
  13. François Chau – undisclosed
  14. David H. Holmes – undisclosed
  15. Craig Walker – undisclosed
  16. Jared Abrahamson – undisclosed
  17. Mark Strong – undisclosed

The show is targeting a release in the winter of 2024

Filming for the series began on March 1, 2023, in New York City with the working title Boss. Darran Tiernan served as the cinematographer for episodes directed by Zobel. Initially, planned filming locations included Silvercup Studios North in Queens and Westchester County, but the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike disrupted these plans. Production resumed in November after the strike ended, with filming locations shifting to the Bronx and Whitestone, Queens. Kelly finished filming his scenes by January 2024, and production wrapped on February 17.

‘The Penguin’ is scheduled to premiere on Max in late 2024, and consists of eight episodes.

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