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HBO Max Developing Penguin-Focused The Batman Spinoff Series

September 15, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Batman Penguin Colin Farrell

Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman has a second spinoff series already in development, this one focusing on Colin Farrell’s The Penguin. Variety reports that the streamer is in early development of the series, which will focus on the Penguin’s rise to power in Gotham city’s criminal world. Farrell, who is set to play the role in Reeves’ upcoming film, has been approached to star but no deal is yet in place. Lauren LeFranc (Chuck, Agents of SHIELD) is set to write the script.

The show would, if seen to fruition, feature Reeves and the The Batman producer Dylan Clark as executive producers under their respective production banners 6th & Idaho and Dylan Clark Productions. Warner Bros. Television would produce.

The Batman is currently set to release in March of next year and stars Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, and Andy Serkis as Alfred. HBO Max already has a series order handed out to another spinoff set within the Gotham Police Department.