Colin Farrell Details the Opening Scene of HBO Max’s ‘The Penguin’ Series (VIDEO)
The straight-to-series order will see Colin Farrell reprise his role as Oswald Cobblepot, who was introduced in the Robert Pattinson-starring The Batman. For now, The Penguin is a working title and is subject to change as the creative process gets underway.
In the interview with Extra (at about the 58-second mark in the clip below), Farrell reveals that the new series picks up “about a week after The Batman ends, so, Gotham is still, somewhat, underwater.”
“I read the first script of the first episode and it opens up on my feet splashing through the water in [mob boss Carmine] Falcone’s office,” he shares. “Even that alone, when I read it, I was like, ‘Oh, Jesus!”
Farrell goes on to say the show is “lovely” and so “well-written.” He gushes, “I love that character. I was greedy with it.” Farrell also details that the show will be about “six or eight” hours.
Reeves, who wrote and directed The Batman, will join in executive producing the series with Farrell, Dylan Clark, and Lauren LeFranc, the latter of which will write and serve as showrunner. The show will be produced by Reeves’ 6th & Idaho with Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan also joining as executive producers, while Rafi Crohn steps in as a co-executive producer.
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