The Penguin | First trailer drops, still no firm release date

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Warner Bros has released the first trailer for The Penguin, The Batman spin-off series set to premiere later this year. We just don’t know when. 

It’s been a heck of a week for teaser trailers. Both Alien: Romulus and Beetlejuice Beetlejuice premiered brief looks and now, closing the week, is The Penguin

Colin Farrell returns as the baddie from Matt Reeves’ The Batman in his own TV show, which is set to premiere this fall. 

Take a look at The Penguin trailer below. 

As you can see, the trailer doesn’t include a release date. Just a brief “This Fall” at the end. The series is heading to the Warner Bros. owned Max in the US, but there is no official word on how UK peeps can watch it. However, the press email that hit the Film Stories inbox reassures us that more info is coming soon. 

The trailer also doesn’t give us much in terms of plot. For most of the trailer, The Penguin speaks of an old gangster who died of a heart attack when Penguin was just 14 and had a parade arranged in his honour. 

“And it wasn’t fancy, but it was the gesture. The show of love, of what he meant. Can you imagine to be remembered like that?” Farrell purrs under heavy, but somehow less-heavy than in The Batman, prosthetics. 

Read more: Alien: Romulus | Combing the first trailer for nerdy clues

Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Clancy Brown, and Michael Zegen all join Farrell on the cast. Milioti will play Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Carmine Falcone, who was killed by The Riddler in The Batman. 

We also know that the series, which consists of eight episodes in total, will take place a mere week after the events of The Batman. 

Lauren LeFranc is serving as the series’ creator while Matt Reeves is on board as an executive producer. Craig Zobel is directing at least three episodes in the series. 

More on The Penguin as we hear it.

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