UPDATE (3/16/23): Per DEADLINE, Theo Rossi has joined the cast of THE PENGUIN in an unspecified, reoccurring role.
Per VARIETY, THE PENGUIN series at HBO Max has added Michael Zegen, James Madio, and Scott Cohen to its cast in recurring roles. HBO Max did not reveal character details for three new additions, but the trade says that Zegen is set to play Alberto Falcone. Of the 3, Zegen is the only one I’m familiar with due to BOARDWALK EMPIRE and THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL.
Alberto is the son of Gotham City crime boss Carmine Falcone (played by John Turturro in THE BATMAN) and the brother of Sofia Falcone, who will be played by Christin Milioti in the series. In the comics, Alberto is the serial killer known as “The Holiday Killer” in BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN…unless of course, he isn’t. Alberto Falcone has long been said to be one of the characters in THE PENGUIN.
THE PENGUIN‘s story picks up right after the events of THE BATMAN and will serve as a bridge into THE BATMAN: PART II. Lauren LeFranc is the writer, executive producer, and showrunner of THE PENGUIN. THE BATMAN and THE BATMAN: PART II director Matt Reeves executive produces via 6th & Idaho, while Dylan Clark executive produces via Dylan Clark Productions. Colin Farrell executive produces in addition to starring as The Penguin. Craig Zobel is executive producing and directing the first three episodes. 6th & Idaho’s Daniel Pipski also serves as executive producer, as does Bill Carraro, with Rafi Crohn co-executive producing. Warner Bros. Television is the studio. 6th & Idaho is currently under an overall deal at WBTV.
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(Thanks to BOF contributor Trey Jackson for the heads up!)