Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Deirdre O’Connell have joined the cast of the DC limited series “The Penguin,” whose characters have not been revealed. The show is expanding its ensemble.
Kelly, recognized for his performances in “House of Cards” and “Jack Ryan” on Netflix and Amazon respectively, joins “The Penguin” cast, along with Aghdashloo, renowned for her role in “House of Sand and Fog” and “The Expanse” on Syfy, and O’Connell, who received a Tony award in the previous year for her portrayal in “Dana H.” and has been featured in various movies and shows since the 1980s.
Colin Farrell, who portrayed the titular villain in DC Studios’ 2021 movie “The Batman,” returns to play his role in the eight-episode limited series, “The Penguin.” In December 2021, Variety disclosed that Farrell had agreed to star in the Penguin series, which HBO Max officially picked up in March 2022. The show also features Cristin Milioti and Rhenzy Feliz.
Liebman Entertainment, WME, ID, and Schreck, Rose, Dapello represent Kelly. Aghdashloo is represented by CAA, Icon Mann Management, and Nancy Seltzer & Associates. Innovative Artists Agency represents O’Connell.
“The Penguin” will start filming this month in New York, and the showrunners include executive producers Colin Farrell, Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Lauren LeFranc, Craig Zobel, and Bill Carraro. The limited series is produced by 6th & Idaho Productions and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Additionally, Daniel Pipski from 6th & Idaho is an executive producer, while Rafi Crohn is the co-executive producer.