The Batman Spin-Off Series “The Penguin” Announced For HBO Max

The Penguin starring Collin Farrell will spin off The Batman in HBO Max series.

HBO Max has given a straight-to-series order to The Batman spin-off, THE PENGUIN (working title). It is a limited series starring Colin Farrell in the title role. The DC drama expands upon the world filmmaker Matt Reeves has created for Warner Bros. Pictures’ global blockbuster “The Batman” and centers on the character played by Farrell in the film.

 “Colin exploded off the screen as the Penguin in ‘The Batman’. Having the chance to thoroughly explore the inner life of that character on HBO Max is an absolute thrill. Dylan and I are so excited to work with Lauren in continuing Oz’s story as he grabs violently for power in Gotham.”

Matt Reeves

The Penguin is based on the character created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.

 “The world that Matt Reeves created for ‘The Batman’ warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot. I couldn’t be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become The Penguin. Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem.”

Colin Farrell

The Batman grossed $134 million at the North American box office and $124 million internationally in its first weekend, a $258 million global launch. The critically acclaimed film, starring Robert Pattinson, is certified fresh at 86% on Rotten Tomatoes from more than 390 reviews.

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Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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