Via VARIETY‘s Awards Circuit Podcast, Colin Farrell has revealed that his upcoming HBO series THE PENGUIN will consist of 8 episodes.
It’s going to be an eight-part thing around Oz’s rise to power, filling that power vacuum created when Falcone was killed [in THE BATMAN]. Matt’s idea was to have the Penguin show begin about a week after the end of the Batman film. And if it works, if the trajectory is interesting, and the audience goes for it, and we do our jobs right, the second Penguin feature will pick up where the HBO show will end.
FYI: He’s referring to THE BATMAN: PART II when he says “the second Penguin feature.” Anyway, as THE PENGUIN ramps up toward filming here very shortly, I suspect that it’ll make its debut either late this year or sometime in early to mid-2024. BOF had heard that it would be a “bridge” between THE BATMAN and THE BATMAN: PART II both in terms of the time between films and story (CLICK HERE for that story). Looking forward to it! – Bill “Jett” Ramey
(Thanks to BOF’s Peter Verra for the heads up!)