The TV series with Colin Farrell set in the universe of The Batman was also affected by the recent writers’ strike in America.
The screenwriters’ picket strike continues to disrupt television and film productions. While waiting for a definitive agreement to be found, there are numerous series that have been paused. Among these too The Penguinspin-off of The Batman which will see Colin Farrell reprise his role as Oswald Cobblepot aka Penguin.
Filming was supposed to start today in Westchester, New York, but the writers wanted to block everything. There are also those on Twitter who joked: “Batman has been trying to stop the Penguin since 1941, the Writers Guild of America did it in one day”.
The cast will include Michael Kelly, known for her roles in House of Cards and Jack Ryan, and Shohreh Aghdashloo, known for roles in House of Sand and Fog and The Expanse. The latest addition is Deirdre O’Connell, winner of a Tony Award for her performance in Dana H.
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When will The Penguin come out?
The Penguin series will take place immediately after the end of The Batman and temporarily before the events of the second film. The Penguin will expand the universe created by Matt Reeves on the small screen and will be written by Lauren LeFranc. Composed of 8 episodes, it will arrive exclusively on the Max platform.
This will be the first of several The Batman spin-offs currently in development for the streaming platform. Variety has exclusively revealed that Antonio Campos is working on a series set inside Arkham Asylum, followed by a story dedicated to the Gotham PD.