‘The Penguin’: HBO Max Series Casts Cristin Milioti As Sofia Falcone

The Penguin has found its female lead!

Cristin Milioti Sofia Falcone The Penguin Colin Farrell HBO Max

Cristin Milioti has joined Colin Farrell in the upcoming Penguin series from HBO Max.

According to Variety, Cristin Milioti has boarded the cast of The Penguin, the upcoming Batman spin-off from the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. Milioti has signed on to play Sofia Falcone, the show’s female lead character.

Sofia Falcone’s DC Comics history

The daughter of the infamous Gotham mob boss Carmine Falcone, AKA “The Roman,” Sofia was created by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. She made her first appearance in the pages of the critically-acclaimed DC Comics series Batman: The Long Halloween, which was published between 1996 and 1997. Loeb and Sale then brought her back for Batman: Dark Victory.

Cristin Milioti is the second actress to play Sofia Falcone after Crystal Reed, who brought the character to life in the FOX television series Gotham. Sofia was most recently seen in the two-part animated adaptation of Batman: The Long Halloween, voiced by Laila Berzins.

The Penguin is set in the same universe as The Batman and sees Colin Farrell reprising his role as the villainous Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot. Sofia Falcone’s father Carmine was one of the main antagonists of The Batman, with John Turturro playing the iconic DC Comics character.

Mare Of Easttown helmer Craig Zobel is directing the first two episodes of The Penguin, with Lauren LeFranc (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) overseeing the project as its writer and showrunner. Colin Farrell is an executive producer on the series alongside The Batman director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.