The wait for The Penguin series is going to be a bit longer than fans had been hoping for.
During a content presentation this week, Max revealed that The Penguin will now de debuting in the Fall of 2024. The streaming service released that the series had originally been slated for the Spring of 2024, but that the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes had caused a delay in production.
Max put up a ‘coming soon’ page for The Penguin earlier this year, and while it didn’t reveal a premiere date, assumptions had been that it would debut sometime in early 2024. At the time, Max unveiled the official logo as well as released a new synopsis of the series.
The Penguin: Starring Colin Farrell, the eight-episode Max Original series continues the epic crime saga Matt Reeves began with The Batman.
The series will see Colin Farrell reprising his role as Oswald Cobblepot, and Cristin Milioti has joined the cast as Sofia Falcone. Clancy Brown joined as Salvatore Maroni.
Carmen Ejogo (Fantastic Beasts, Alien: Covenant), Francois Chau (Lost, The Expanse), and David H. Holmes (Hulu’s High Fidelity) were the most recent additions to the cast, all in unknown roles.
Prior to them signing on, the last new additions announced in March included Theo Rossi (Luke Cage, Army of the Dead), James Madio, and Scott Cohen have all been added in unannounced roles. Also joining the cast will be Michael Zegan in an unknown role, but sources speaking with Variety indicate he will be playing Alberto Falcone.
Craig Zobel (The Mare of Easttown) has signed on to direct the first two episodes of The Penguin. He will also be serving as an executive producer on the project.
The Penguin project has been discussed for some time and was ordered straight to series shortly after the premiere of The Batman in March 2021.