In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Colin Farrell briefly talked about the forthcoming Penguin series he’s attached to star in for HBO Max. Earlier this year, reports suggested the spinoff series would kick off production in June. That, of course, did not occur. Now, with Farrell beginning work on the Apple TV+ series, Sugar, Farrell is hoping to film The Penguin soon. As he told Entertainment Tonight, The Penguin should start filming come the new year.
And Farrell is more than ready to don the Penguin prosthetics once again when it comes to The Batman 2. When asked if he’d be up for returning for the sequel, Farrell was more than enthused at the possibility of returning. “Oh my god, you kidding me?” He teased. “It’s so much fun, are you joking [with] me? I’ve been around the block man. That was an easy sport, I mean…it was a joy.”
Matt Reeves, who directed and co-wrote The Batman, is also working on The Penguin. While he will not be directing episodes of the series, Farrell did tease Reeves is all over the series. Per Farrell, Reeves is helping to structure the scripts and help select the director(s) for the project. “He’s so obsessive about what he does, but he’s all over The Penguin as well. I mean, he’s not gonna direct it but he’s all over the structure of the scripts and who’s gonna direct them. And so, it’s exciting.”
News of The Penguin series first surfaced in September 2021. It wouldn’t be until March 2022 that the project was confirmed to be in development by the folks at DC. Agents of SHIELD veteran Lauren LeFranc serves as the showrunner on the series. As of now, it does not have a release date.