Colin Farrell has stated that his Penguin spin-off series will be eight episodes long. On a podcast with Variety, the Oscar-nominated actor dropped key details about the BatVerse series, revealing that the timeline is set about a week after the end of Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie. Filming will begin soon with Mare of Easttown’s Craig Zobel attached to direct. The news comes in the wake of DC Studios announcing the release date for The Batman: Part II, scheduled to release on October 3, 2025. It is also worth noting that The Penguin series has been billed as an HBO Max production, so it might not drop on Disney+ Hotstar — as seen with Peacemaker , which was released on Amazon Prime Video, seven months after the original US airing.
“It’s going to be an eight-part thing around Oz’s rise to power, filling that power vacuum created when Falcone was killed. Matt’s idea was to have the Penguin show begin about a week after the end of The Batman film,” Farrell told Variety. “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.” Farrell’s comments echo Reeves’ comments from last month, which claimed that the series will be ‘tightly connected’ to the movies’ arc, eventually leading into The Batman sequel. In an interview from last year, the actor confirmed that the series will be six to eight hours long — typical fashion for an HBO show.
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