Penguin HBO Max series would have cast Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo and more

Penguin HBO Max series would have cast Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo and more

Penguin HBO Max series would have cast Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo and more

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HBO Max The Penguin The spin-off series expands its set roster with four new additions. According to Variety, the series cast Michael Kelly (House of Cards), Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Deirdre O’Connell (Outer Range), and Rhenzy Feliz (Runaways). Cast character details are currently under wraps, with the exception of Feliz’, who reportedly plays a teenage boy, whom crime lord Oswald Cobblepot (Colin Farrell) befriends and employs as his personal driver. Filming for the eight-episode limited series is set to begin later this month in New York City, with Craig Zobel (Mare of Easttown) attached to direct the first three episodes.


Roughly a week after the events of Matt Reeves’ The Batman, the limited series will explore the rise to power of the Penguin (Colin Farrell), as he attempts to fill the void left by the death of Carmine Falcone (John Turturro). “And if it works, if the trajectory is interesting, and the audience goes for it, and we do our job well, Penguin’s second feature will pick up where the HBO show ends,” Farrell said in a statement. interview earlier this month. , reaffirming that the series is closely tied to the movie arc – ultimately leading to The Batman: Part II, which is slated for release in October 2025. The series promises to expand Falcone’s legacy by introducing his daughter Sofia Falcone , interpreted by Cristin Milioti (Palm Springs). Debuting in the acclaimed graphic novel Batman: The Long Halloween, she was a mass murderer, returning to the aid of her father, who was the target of the mysterious Holiday Killer.

New cast member Kelly is best known for playing recovering alcoholic White House chief of staff Douglas Stamper on Netflix’s House of Cards. Spy thriller fans might also recognize him as CIA officer Mike November from Amazon Prime Video. Jack Ryan series. Emmy-winning Aghdashloo (The Expanse) brings her distinct, raspy voice to the table, alongside O’Connell, who won a Tony Award for Best Actress in the play “Dana H.” Feliz appears to be the only one with past experience in a comic book project, having previously helmed Marvel’s Runaways as Alex Wilder. He now joins the DC Comics family as the Penguin’s anonymous personal driver and accomplice, according to Deadline.

Reeves will produce the HBO Max series, written by Lauren LeFranc (Agents of SHIELD), with plans to further expand her BatVerse with detailed explorations of the Dark Knight’s Rogues Gallery. A previous report suggested that Reeves was looking to create more films focusing on established and obscure villains such as Scarecrow, Clayface, and Professor Pyg. An Arkham series is also in the works, shifting gears from the originally planned GCPD (Gotham City Police Department) show. These will be labeled as DC Elseworlds projects, operating separately from the larger, mainline DC Universe that co-CEO James Gunn established earlier this month.

It should also be mentioned that The Penguin The series was billed as an “HBO Max” project, which means it might not fall on Disney+ Hotstar, as seen with the Game of Thrones or The Last of Us series. Gunn’s Peacemaker, which also carried a similar branding, was released on Amazon Prime Video seven months after it first aired in the United States. On a related note, HBO may be considering moving its content from Disney’s streaming platform soon.

Currently, there is no release window for Colin Farrell. The Penguin limited series.

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