The Penguin HBO Max show (2024): Cast, plot, trailer & Best Streaming Guide?

Colin Farrell reprises his role as The Penguin HBO Max’s The Batman spin-off show. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming series ahead of its debut.

The Penguin HBO Max

The streets of Gotham City are flooded with crime and Colin Farrell’s The Penguin is out to seize control. Before Matt Reeves delivers The Batman 2 to the big screen, fans of Robert Pattinson’s take on the Dark Knight won’t have to wait too long for another hit of DC goodness.

Collin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot is getting his own HBO Max show, as The Batman establishes its own shared universe away from the DCEU.

So, prepare yourselves for another descent into Gotham’s underworld. Here’s all you need to know about The Penguin HBO Max show.

The Penguin HBO Max release date?

There is no official release date for The Penguin right now. And with recent strikes, production has now been delayed.

The Penguin HBO Max

Any plans of a release date have been dropped in the dark with the recent WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which will delay the show’s production, as reported by Variety.

If you’re keen to watch it and you’re in the U.S., you’ll need an HBO Max subscription. It is likely that it will be available for Sky subscribers in the UK, though this has yet to be confirmed.

The Penguin HBO Max Cast: Who will be in it?

Currently, we know for certain Colin Farrell will be reprising the titular role. Obviously, given the show is set to focus primarily on The Penguin, what would it be without the star himself.

Beyond that, however, casting details are mostly being kept under wraps, though we do have a fair few name locked in already. After being mentioned in The Batman, a face is now being put to the name of Salvatore Maroni, as Clancy Brown has been cast in the role.

Additionally, Cristin Milioti is set to appear as Sofia Falcone, a prominent comic book character, one ultimately responsible for the downfall of Oswald Cobblepot, who we best known as The Penguin.

Other prolific stars like Michael Kelly of House of Cards fame, and Shohreh Aghdashloo of The Expanse, are also set to appear in the series, though the extent of their roles remains unclear.

Of course, many of us are wondering whether Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne will appear. It is possible that he may cameo in the show, but nothing is yet confirmed.

The Penguin HBO Max Plot: What will it be about?

Plot details have yet to emerge for The Penguin, but we do know that the show will be set at least one week after The Batman’s conclusion. The Penguin “starts about a week after the film The Batman ends. So Gotham is still somewhat underwater,” Farrell said to Extra.

“I read the first script for the first episode, and it opens up with my feet splashing through the water in Falcone’s office.”

Speaking with Collider, he also revealed that he has “read the first episode, which is just so tasty and so unusual as the character was on the page and what Matt Reeves kind of envisioned when he was thinking of this iteration of the bang-up of Oz.”

The show will likely be “six or eight hours” according to Farrell. Though Reeves is busy prepping The Batman’s sequel movie, Farrell has assured fans that “Matt Reeves is all over it. And sure Matt is borderline OCD when it comes to his focus and trying to do something new and original and with feeling and aesthetic and all that good stuff.”

The Penguin HBO Max Trailer?

The first trailer for The Penguin was released on April 12, 2023 and showed a mix of behind the scenes shots as well as finished footage.

In the trailer, we see Oswald Cobblepot meeting with several new mobsters that will be introduced in this show, including Cristin Milioti’s Sofia Falcone. The show will expand on Penguin’s ascent following the events of the Batman and how he will ultimately become the biggest kingpin in Gotham City.

Where can you watch The Penguin?

You can stream “The Penguin” with a newly renamed Max subscription. Max is currently only available in the United States and certain U.S. territories and can be accessed with an internet connection through Android products, Roku, Chromecast, iOS, some gaming consoles and certain smart TV platforms. 


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