Production of The Penguin was paused in the spin-off series The Batman

production is running The Penguin has been paused as the DC series is put on hold due to the ongoing WGA strike.

meeting has reported that production of The Penguin has been put on indefinite hiatus pending the resolution of the writers’ strike. The Max drama series, directed by Colin Farrell and Cristin Milioti, joins Daredevil: Born Again in this regard as the Marvel series has also been paused until the strike is resolved.

What is The Penguin about?

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.