We’ve heard the first rumblings of the many spinoffs from The Batman some time ago, and it looks like with the film’s box office success they used the opportunity to officially announce the first series. With the tagline “Every story has a beginning” DC has shared a tease for the HBO Max original series focusing on Colin Farrell‘s Penguin that may act as a prequel on how he rose to become the owner of the Iceberg Lounge.
We first heard about the project back in September of last year, but there were no details outside of Agents of SHIELD veteran Lauren LeFranc taking on the role of executive producer and showrunner of the series. What is also interesting is that The Penguin is currently only a working title. So, we’ll see how it might change over time and once the project truly starts production.
It’s still crazy to think that it’s Colin Farrell behind all that make-up, but he truly embraced the character throughout the film’s runtime. Him being back and excited for the project is a showcase of just how invested he is in this world and its characters. Hopefully, the seires may also set up whatever the future has in store for this verison of Cobblepot. With Gotham’s legacy no longer includes his family legacy, perhaps he uncovers a connection he has not yet considered.