Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav Announced ‘The Penguin’ Release Date

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There are plenty of DC-based projects currently in development, and while all eyes are on Gunn’s DCU and his upcoming ‘Creature Commandos’ & ‘Superman: Legacy’ we occasionally forget that Elseworlds, which ‘The Batman’ film series and several other upcoming projects are a part of, are doing their own thing. The next big thing is ‘The Penguin’ live-action series.

‘The Penguin,’ created by Lauren LeFranc for Max is based on the DC Comics character and is connected to the movie ‘The Batman’ released in 2022, focusing on the Penguin’s rise in Gotham City’s criminal world. Colin Farrell reprises his role as the Penguin, with Cristin Milioti also starring. Development started in 2021, and filming began in 2023 but was briefly halted due to a strike. It wrapped up in early 2024.

Now Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav finally announced the release date for the much-anticipated show in his statement for THR. Zaslav says that ‘The Penguin’ will arrive on the Max streaming service in Q3 of 2024, which means July – September months if you don’t speak corporate.

This next quarter, we’ll have ‘Hacks’ and ‘House of the Dragon,’ followed by DC’s The ‘Penguin’ and the new ‘Dune’ series. Then in 2025, we’ll kick off the year with the new season of ‘The White Lotus,’ followed by ‘The Last of Us’ and ‘Euphoria,’ just to name a few.

Fans were also quick to point out that this means that Gunn’s ‘Creature Commandos’ could possibly arrive on the streaming platform in Q4, at the end of the year.


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‘The Penguin’ picks up a week after the events of ‘The Batman’, and it will explore Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot’s ascent to power in Gotham City’s criminal realm. The show will reportedly be eight episodes long.

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