Cristin Milioti Has Joined Colin Farrell In HBO Max’s The Penguin: Get the Details

Palm Springs and The Resort star Cristin Milioti has joined the cast of HBO Max's The Penguin, starring Colin Farrell. Get all of the details here.

By Daniel Trainor Oct 31, 2022 8:09 PMTags
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The Penguin has a problem on his hands. 

Cristin Milioti has joined the cast of HBO Max's upcoming series The Penguin, starring Colin Farrell, E! News has learned.

The Resort star will play Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Gotham mob boss Carmine Falcone, played by John Turturro in 2022's The Batman, in the series, which will see Farrell is reprising his role as The Penguin (a.k.a. Oswald Cobblepot, or Oz for short).

The character of Sofia was first introduced in the 1996 comic book series Batman: The Long Halloween where she was eventually revealed to be the mysterious murderer known as The Hangman, who had been targeting and terrorizing the Gotham City Police Department.

Crystal Reed was the first and only actress to play a live-action version of Sofia on Fox's Gotham, which ran for five seasons from 2014 to 2019.

The series is being executive produced by Matt Reeves, who directed Turturro and Farrell in the Robert Pattinson-starring film earlier this year. Dylan Clark, who produced The Batman, and Lauren LeFranc, who worked as a producer on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will also take on writing and showrunning duties.

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"Colin exploded off the screen as the Penguin in The Batman, and having the chance to thoroughly explore the inner life of that character on HBO Max is an absolute thrill," Reeves said in a statement obtained by E! News in March. "Dylan and I are so excited to work with Lauren in continuing Oz's story as he grabs violently for power in Gotham."

The series is expected to pick up in the direct aftermath of The Batmanwhich appealed to Farrell.

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"The world that Matt Reeves created for The Batman is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot," he said in a March statement obtained by E! News. "I couldn't be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become The Penguin. Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem."

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