The DC Universe's Elseworlds universe is about to grow further soon. After Joker and The Batman laid down their roots on the big screen, the first TV spin-off finally has a positive update - more than a year it was officially confirmed.
Arguably the most anticipated TV show based on a DC Comics character in a while, The Penguin, sees Collin Farrell reprise his role as Oswald Cobblepot, better known as The Penguin.
Although the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike has put the series' production on hold indefinitely, Max, the newly-renamed platform set to host the series, has updated the landing page with the official logo for The Penguin.
Designed in the same stylish aesthetic as the logo for The Batman, it serves as a visual testament to the interconnectedness of these DC Comics projects. The decision to align The Penguin with the atmospheric and gritty world of The Batman, as per the visual similarities between the logos, underscores the series' ambitions. This move highlights how much the spinoff series will further explore the shadowy, red-soaked world of Gotham City, offering a fresh narrative canvas while remaining true to the original material.
"The only thing I had an idea was that I wasn't nearly getting to explore the character as much as I wanted to," Farrell told Variety in a recent interview. As such, the upcoming series is anticipated to serve as a thrilling platform for Farrell to delve deeper into the multifaceted character, Oswald Cobblepot, who he rendered unrecognizable in The Batman, thanks to his stellar performance and the transformative work of makeup artists Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine.
While plot details for the spinoff series remain tantalizingly vague, it is expected that the narrative will pick up a week after the events of The Batman, taking audiences deeper into the grimy, power-hungry world of Gotham City and its criminal underworld.
Fans can look forward to witnessing Cobblepot's rise to power as he ascends from a lowly crook to a criminal overlord.
Farrell's portrayal of The Penguin in The Batman garnered critical acclaim, with audiences and critics alike impressed by his unrecognizable transformation and captivating performance.
Despite production being halted due to the ongoing writer's strike, the excitement surrounding The Penguin series has not waned.
Indeed, with the new logo and its promise of coming soon, the series will likely maintain its grip on fans' anticipation as they eagerly wait for this new chapter of Gotham City's underworld to unfold.
Now, all that's left to do is for The Penguin to live up to the expectations.