“The Penguin” – Cristin Milioti Playing Sofia Falcone in HBO Max Spinoff Series

HBO Max has ordered up “The Penguin,” a spinoff of the hit movie The Batman, and Deadline reports today that Cristin Milioti (Palm Springs) has officially joined the cast.

Milioti will be playing female lead Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Carmine Falcone. John Turturro played the role of Carmine Falcone in Matt Reeves’s The Batman.

In the series, “Sofia is fighting with The Penguin (Colin Farrell) for control of the city.”

Craig Zobel (The Hunt) will be directing the first two episodes.

Colin Farrell will reprise the role for the limited series from HBO Max. Lauren LeFranc will write and show-run the Penguin spinoff, which picks up after the events of the movie.

Matt Reeves executive produces alongside Farrell, LeFranc, and Dylan Clark.

Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content at HBO Max said, “We are thrilled to bring audiences a new version of this iconic DC character that they have never seen before. It is incredible to be working with Matt, Dylan and Lauren on continuing this story and to see Colin take his already exceptional performance in The Batman to the next level.”

Reeves added, “Colin exploded off the screen as the Penguin in The Batman, and having the chance to thoroughly explore the inner life of that character on HBO Max is an absolute thrill. Dylan and I are so excited to work with Lauren in continuing Oz’s story as he grabs violently for power in Gotham.”

“The world that Matt Reeves created for ‘The Batman’ is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot,” Farrell said. “I couldn’t be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become The Penguin. Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem.”

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