Sky Picks Up Colin Farrell The Batman Spin-Off


Sky and its streaming service NOW have landed the exclusive U.K. broadcast rights to The Penguin, a continuation of The Batman starring Colin Farrell.

The eight-part series will debut later this year. Under the new deal, each episode will air in the U.K. at the same time as the U.S. broadcast each week and become available on-demand afterward.

Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, The Penguin is produced by Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Reeves and 6th & Idaho are under an overall deal.

Starring alongside Farrell, the confirmed cast includes Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Clancy Brown and Michael Zegen.

Lucy Criddle, Sky’s director of acquisitions and strategic projects, said: “The Penguin is an outstanding addition to our growing comic slate of films and series. With the grimy world of Gotham City amidst chaos, the story continues The Batman epic crime saga and I’m excited to see Farrell take this iconic character to new heights in this eight-part limited drama series.”