Colin Farrell Gears Up For His Gotham Takeover in First ‘The Penguin’ Trailer
Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot is ready to take over Gotham in the first teaser trailer for Max’s upcoming The Penguin spinoff series. Warner Bros. Discovery recently released the first bit of imagery for Matt Reeves‘ upcoming The Batman spinoff as part of Warner Bros. Discovery’s presentation of its fully revamped streaming service, Max. The eight-episode DC Studios drama TV series will see Colin Farrell reprising his role as the Gotham City mobster and centre around Cobblepot’s accession to power in Gotham while the city is still reeling from the somewhat apocalyptic events of Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
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The first behind-the-scenes production teaser for The Penguin doesn’t give away much but we do get a general sense of the series’ tone, which seems as dark and gritty as ever. The series seems to take a page out of the widely beloved series The Sopranos; however, things are far more chaotic here. The upcoming series will take place a week after the events of The Batman, with the first teaser showing us a ravaged Gotham City that’s still flooded with water. We hear Penguin’s voice-over saying, “This is one of those moments where you gotta ask yourself, what kind of life do I want?” Penguin’s voice-over continues, “The world isn’t built for guys like us; that’s why we have to take what’s ours.”
With Carmine Falcone now out of the picture, Gotham’s underworld is going all haywire which gives Penguin the perfect opportunity to make the most of the power struggle between all the mobsters. The teaser shows us Farrell’s Cobblepot as he does some shady back-alley dealings and shoots down a bunch of guys like Terminator. We even see the character’s iconic limping when he climbs the subway stairs. Penguin also lays down the rules of his business to a young boy, saying, “You step out of line even once, I’ll gut you like a goddamn fish.”
Besides Farrell, The Penguin will also star Cristin Milioti as Carmine’s daughter Sofia Falcone, Michael Zegen as Carmine’s son Alberto Falcone and Clancy Brown as Salvatore Maroni. A few other cast members include Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, David H. Holmes, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Carmen Ejogo and François Chau.
The Batman writer-director Matt Reeves is executive producing the series via his production company 6th & Idaho, while Lauren LeFranc acts as the executive producer and showrunner of the series. Besides starring, Farrell even is the executive producer for the series along with Dylan Clark, Daniel Pipski and Bill Carraro. Executive producer Craig Zobel is directing the first three episodes.
The Penguin will debut sometime in 2024 on Max.
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