Production of The Penguin was delayed due to a writers’ strike

Accordingly meetingthe ongoing production of DC Studios upcoming Max series The Penguin was closed in New York City after it was disrupted by WGA East pickets.

It’s unclear if this setback would have a major impact on The Batman spin-off’s filming schedule. The Penguin isn’t the only upcoming superhero series to be put on hold due to pickets organized by the WGA. Filming on two Marvel Studio projects took place last week, including Daredevil: Reborn And miracle man was also temporarily closed.

What awaits you in the penguin?

Set in the world of The Batman from 2022, The Penguin focuses on Oswald Cobblepot’s past and depicts his rise to power in Gotham’s seedy underbelly rather than portraying him as an established kingpin. The character has a rich history of live-action performances, with Danny DeVito playing the penguin in Batman Returns and Robin Lord Taylor playing him in Gotham.

The limited drama is based on the DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. The script was written by Lauren LeFranc, who also serves as showrunner. The first two episodes are directed by Craig Zobel. Farrell will be joined by Rhenzy Feliz, Cristin Milioti, Michael Zegen, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Clancy Brown, James Madio, Scott Cohen, Francois Chau, Carmen Ejogo and David H. Holmes. There are also rumors that Robert Pattinson could star as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

The executive producers are Dylan Clark and Matt Reeves of The Batman, Farrell, LeFranc, Daniel Pipski, Adam Kassanand and Rafi Crohn. It is a joint venture between 6th and Idaho, DC Entertainment, Dylan Clark Productions and Warner Bros. Television.