‘The Penguin’: HBO Max’s ‘The Batman’ Spin-Off Series Gets Working Title

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HBO Max’s The Batman spin-off series focusing on The Penguin now has a working title.

According to the folks at The Illuminerdi, The Penguin is heading into production under the working title “Boss.” The site reports that production is set to begin in January 2023 in New York City, with the shoot expected to last until August of that same year.

Earlier this month, HBO Max’s head of originals Sarah Aubrey revealed that The Penguin is currently scheduled to premiere before the release of the yet-to-be titled sequel to The Batman. With the series wrapping production next August, a Spring/Summer 2024 debut seems likely.

Who is attached to the Penguin series?

The Penguin is set in the same universe as The Batman and sees Colin Farrell reprising his role as the villainous Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot. Cristin Milioti recently joined the show’s cast as Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Gotham city mob boss Carmine Falcone, played by John Turturro in The Batman.

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. and Chuck) 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.

The Batman opened in theaters this past March, earning 770.8 million at the worldwide box office, a figure that makes it the firth highest-grossing movie of the year for now. Reeves is working on a sequel to the Warner Bros. project and currently writing its script alongside Mattson Tomlin.

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Source: The Illuminerdi

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.