The Batman has been a massive success for DCEU & Warner Bros. So much so that WB is all in on director Matt Reeves spin-off shows he has planned for HBO Max. The first one to be officially greenlit today is one based on Colin Farrell’s Penguin.
Matt Reeves says The Penguin series picks up where the movie left off in regards to Penguin. In addition, the original Batman spinoff series that Reeves conceived centering around a corrupt cop in events preceding the movie; that is no longer moving forward at HBO Max.
The Penguin, which is the working title of the show, is executive produced by Reeves, Dylan Clark, Farrell, and Lauren LeFranc, who writes and serves as showrunner.
Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max: “We are thrilled to bring audiences a new version of this iconic DC character that they have never seen before. It is incredible to be working with Matt, Dylan and Lauren on continuing this story and to see Colin take his already exceptional performance in The Batman to the next level.”
Said Reeves, “Colin exploded off the screen as the Penguin in The Batman, and 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.”
“The world that Matt Reeves created for The Batman is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot,” Farrell said, “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.”
The limited drama series is produced by Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros.
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