Colin Farrell’s The Penguin Series Has Found Its Director
The Colin Farrell Penguin series has brought on Craig Zobel to direct the first two episodes of the spinoff series.
Matt Reeves created The Batman, which was met with a ton of success, so much so, that it has led to the creation of spinoff shows that are currently in production. One of those happens to be the Colin Farrell-led Penguin series, which has now found its director. Heading up the spinoff series that takes place in the Matt Reeves Batman universe is Craig Zobel. Zobel is famous for having served as the director for the hit series, Mare of Easttown.
While the Mare of Easttown is certainly not in the same tone as Batman is, the series did net Zobel two Emmy nominations, which has also led the man to strike a huge deal with HBO. Zobel directed the entirety of the Mare of Easttown series, which stars Kate Winslet Zobel will be directing the first two episodes of the upcoming Colin Farrell Penguin series, and he will also be serving as an executive producer for the duration of the spinoff.
The Colin Farrell Penguin series is being written by Lauren LeFranc, who will also serve as the showrunner. LeFranc has plenty of experience in the producing and writing world, as she served as a writer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hemlock Grove, and Chuck, and served as a producer for both Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hemlock Grove.
This new series will bridge the gap between the last time we saw Colin Farrell as The Penguin in The Batman movie. Now that Carmine Falcone has been killed by The Riddler, Penguin sees this as his opportunity to rise up as the criminal mastermind in Gotham. The new series is likely to showcase his rise to power and see how he has a stranglehold on the city leading up to the sequel movie.
The Colin Farrell-led Penguin series isn’t the only spinoff that is being planned, as Matt Reeves has also put together a series that will revolve around Arkham Asylum. We would assume that the Arkham Asylum spinoff series could be used to bring back The Joker that was shown at the end of the movie, and possibly introduce even more of Batman’s Rogue’s Gallery to the universe that is being built for The Batman.
Colin Farrell as The Penguin was one of the biggest surprises of The Batman, as he was completely transformed into someone that looked and sounded nothing like Farrell usually does. Well, Farrell is of Irish descent, and normally speaks with an Irish accent, but he also sounded American in many of his roles as well. However, as The Penguin, it was something else entirely, leading to him securing his own series.
The Colin Farrell Penguin series is barely in the pre-production stages, as the spinoff show now has a director, at least for the first two episodes. We would assume that filming will be taking place by the end of the year, which would mean that we are likely to see the spinoff series by next fall. This would make sense considering The Batman 2 is likely to hit theaters in either 2024 or 2025.