Clancy Brown has been cast for a recurring role in The Penguin, an upcoming spin-off series of HBO Max’s The Batman. diversity was the first to report.
Brown plays Salvatore Maroni, a notorious crime boss in Gotham City. Maroni’s character was referenced several times in The Batman, and his arrest allowed Carmine Falcone’s organization to rise up. The role of Maroni was previously portrayed on screen by David Zayas and Eric Roberts.
Brown is no stranger to the DC Universe, having voiced the supervillain Lex Luthor in animated projects and video games. He is also known for his roles in Dexter: New Blood and the film Promising Young Woman. Brown’s other appearances include Thor: Ragnarok, The Shawshank Redemption, and Highlander. He will star in the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 4, which launches March 24th.
The Penguin will consist of eight episodes and will continue the story of The Batman. It is intended to take place immediately after the events of the film. The cast includes Colin Farrell, who will reprise his role as Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot, Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Deirdre O’Connell. Milioti will play Sofia Falcone, Carmine Falcone’s daughter.
Lauren LeFranc serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner on The Penguin, while Matt Reeves, director of The Batman, is executive producer on 6th & Idaho. Dylan Clark and Craig Zobel are also executive producers. Zobel will direct the first three episodes of the series.
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