Colin Farrell to Reprise Penguin Role in HBO Max Series

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Oswald Cobblepot will once again be played by Colin Farrell in the character’s upcoming HBO Max series, which is a spin-off of The Batman.

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Deadline brings word that Farrell will reprise the role for the upcoming show. The series will focus on Cobblepot’s past and show his rise to power in Gotham’s seedy underbelly rather than him as the established kingpin. Farrell will also executive produce the series. The character has a rich history of live-action appearances as Danny DeVito famously played Penguin in Batman Returns and Robin Lord Taylor portrays him in Gotham.

The upcoming Penguin series is said to be in early development and will be executive produced by The Batman‘s Dylan Clark and Matt Reeves. It is a joint project between 6th and Idaho, DC Entertainment, Dylan Clark Productions, and Warner Bros. Television.

This isn’t the first spin-off of The Batman to be in development. There’s also a show focusing on a crooked cop in the Gotham Police Department that will serve as a prequel to the film that Joe Barton will serve as showrunner. It’ll take place in Batman’s first year, while the movie is set in the caped crusader’s second year.

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