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13th Apr 2023

The Penguin trailer reveals first look at Colin Farrell’s new adversary

Rory Cashin

The Penguin

The spin-off show to The Batman will fill in the gaps before the big screen sequel.

As part of HBO Max’s new revamp, now just called Max, we got our first look at The Penguin. Alongside new trailers for True Detective, the new Harry Potter series, and Kate Winslet’s new show The Regime, HBO revealed the first teaser of The Batman spin-off show.

Taking place after the events of the first movie, which (mild spoilers ahead!) resulted in Gotham being almost entirely flooded, the new series will see The Penguin aka Oswald Cobblepot (Colin Farrell) attempt to fill the power vacuum left behind after previous crime boss Carmine Falcone’s (John Turturro).

In the in-production teaser, we see Oswald have a face-to-face meeting with Carmine’s daughter, Sofia Falcone (Cristin Milloti – Black Mirror, Palm Springs), and she is looking to take over the position of power vacated by her father. We also get glimpses at characters played by Michael Kelly (House Of Cards) and Shohreh Aghdashloo (X-Men: The Last Stand), although it has not yet been revealed who they might be portraying.

As for people we don’t see but we know are in the show, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) as Salvatore Maroni, the arch-rival of the Falcone family, and another crime boss directly linked to Bruce Wayne’s complicated family tree. Speaking of which, there is also no sign of the Batman himself, and it has not yet been announced if Robert Pattinson will appear in the series.

Matt Reeves, writer and director of The Batman and its impending sequel, returns as executive producer here, with the scripts being provided by Lauren LeFranc (Agents of SHIELD) and the first episode to be directed by Craig Zobel (Mare of Easttown, The Hunt).

The Penguin will arrive sometime in 2024 on Max in the States, and will likely debut on Sky Atlantic and NOW Entertainment in Ireland and the UK.

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