‘The Penguin’ TV Series Release Date, Cast, Plot & Everything We Know So Far

The Penguin is played again by Colin Farrell in HBO Max’s The Batman spin-off show. Before the new show starts, here’s everything you need to know about it.

And Colin Farrell’s The Penguin is ready to take control of the streets of Gotham City, which are full of crime. Fans of Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of the Dark Knight won’t have to wait long for another DC movie.

As The Batman builds its shared world separate from the DCEU, Collin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot will have his own HBO Max show.

Finally, get ready for another trip into the dark side of Gotham. This is all you need to know about the HBO show The Penguin.

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When does ‘The Penguin’ come out?

According to Collider, The Penguin doesn’t have an official release date yet, but it’s set to come out sometime in 2024. In January 2023, Colin Farrell revealed that the movie would be on the big screen in February.

The show was being made in New York City for a while before the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes stopped work. Since the strikes are over, shooting for The Penguin has started up again. Fans should be able to return to the world of crime and corruption in Gotham soon.

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Does ‘The Penguin’ have a trailer?

Here’s a video that Max sent us that gives us a sneak peek at what’s to come. Before the flood that hit Gotham City, The Penguin wants to take over the criminal underworld.

After Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) died, the power structure changed. Now that Falcone is gone, no one will stop Penguin (maybe Batman). See the sneak peek below.

The Penguin | In-Production Teaser | Max

Recently, HBO’s 2024 preview movie called “The One to Watch in 2024” showed a lot of new footage from The Penguin. Take a look at the sneak peek right here:

The One To Watch In 2024 | Max

What Do We Know About ‘The Penguin’s’ Story?

There was an interview with Matt Reeves where he said that The Penguin would pick up where The Batman left off and go straight into The Batman: Part Two. At the end of The Batman, Riddler’s big plan floods Gotham, and many areas are still underwater.

This puts the city behind schedule as it tries to make things right and get revenge. The GCPD caught and killed Carmine Falcone, who was the most powerful criminal in Gotham. This left the top spot in the city’s crime order open.

The last time we saw Oswald Cobblepot, he was looking at the sunrise the morning after the flood. He could see a new kingdom rising right in front of his eyes. People have said that The Penguin is like Scarface because Colin Farrell’s Penguin tries to take over the crime world in this new Gotham.

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There isn’t an official story summary for the show yet, but in an interview with Variety, Sarah Aubrey, who is in charge of original shows at Max, said the following about the show’s plot:

“The goal of this is to show what Oz’s life is like and that’s very much in the streets of Gotham, trying to get up and over as only the Penguin can. As a hustler and a strategist with his own ambitions. It is a great example of having the time over eight episodes to tell a longer-arc character story with a lot of delicious twists and turns and new characters. It’s very much going to be about Gotham at that street level because he’s not flying around like Batman does. We are all embracing that as a very specific experience for audiences to have.”

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‘The Penguin’ TV Series Cast & Crew

The TV mini-series “The Penguin” is set to explore Oswald Cobblepot’s rise to power in Gotham City’s criminal underworld following the events of “The Batman.” Here is a breakdown of the cast and crew involved in the series:


  • Colin Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot / Penguin: Farrell reprises his role from “The Batman” as the iconic Gotham criminal, portraying a disfigured crime lord on the path to becoming a major gangster in Gotham.
  • Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone: Milioti plays Sofia Falcone, daughter of the deceased Carmine Falcone, adding depth to the storyline with her character.
  • Rhenzy Feliz: Portrays a lead character, likely playing a significant role in the series.
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, James Madio, Scott Cohen, Theo Rossi, Carmen Ejogo: These actors are part of the cast in undisclosed roles, contributing to the diverse ensemble of characters in the series.

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  • Directed by: Craig Zobel
  • Written by: Lauren LeFranc
  • Executive Producers: Lauren LeFranc, Bill Carraro, Dylan Clark, Kalina Ivanov
  • Cinematography: Darran Tiernan
  • Editing: Andy Keir
  • Production Design: John Carone
  • Costume Design: Helen Huang
  • Makeup Department: Michael Marino (penguin makeup designer), Martha Melendez (makeup department head)
  • Art Direction: Scott Adam Davis, Adam Karavatakis
  • Set Decoration: Rich Devine
  • Casting By: Cindy Tolan

The series promises an intriguing narrative with a talented cast and crew bringing Oswald Cobblepot’s story to life in the gritty world of Gotham City.

Where can we watch The Penguin TV show?

The Penguin TV Show should be available on Disney Plus between the middle and end of 2024.

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