The Penguin: The Batman Spin-off Series Timeline Revealed

Not much is known about the upcoming HBO series The penguinbut in a recent interview with VarietyHBO Max’s Sarah Aubrey revealed where fans can expect the series to take place.

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Aubrey, who serves as Head of Originals for HBO Max, was asked how The penguin will fit into Matt Reeves’ world Batman, which has plans to expand even further in the future. Aubrey didn’t just reveal that The penguin will take place directly after the first film, but will also act as a bridge for the series between its first and second films, showing more of Oswald Cobblepot’s life.

Penguin will sit immediately after the end of Batman and temporally before the events of the second film. The show comes out between the two films. Beyond that, it’s fun for the audience to know that it’s going to be a bridge between the two, but the actual release date I can’t say,” Aubrey revealed.

“The goal of this is to show what Oz’s life is like, and it’s very much in the streets of Gotham, trying to get up and above as only the Penguin can. As a hustler and a strategist with his own ambitions. It’s a good example of having time over eight episodes to tell a longer-arc character story with a lot of nice twists and new characters. It’s going to be very much about Gotham on that street level because he’s not flying around like Batman does. We embraces it all as a very specific experience for the audience.”

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The limited drama will be based on the DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. It will be written by Lauren LeFranc, who is also set as showrunner. The first two episodes will be directed by Craig Zobel.

The coming The penguin the series will be executive produced by Batman‘s Dylan Clark and Matt Reeves, Farrell, LeFranc, Daniel Pipski, Adam Kassan and Rafi Crohn. It is a joint project between 6th and Idaho, DC Entertainment, Dylan Clark Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

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