Carmen Ejogo, François Chau, and David H. Holmes have been cast in recurring roles for HBO Max’s “The Penguin” series, according to exclusive information obtained. They will be joining a cast that includes Colin Farrell, who will reprise his role as Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot from “The Batman,” as well as Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, and Clancy Brown. Details about the characters played by Ejogo, Chau, and Holmes are being kept confidential.
Ejogo’s recent TV credits include “Your Honor,” “I’m a Virgo,” and “True Detective” Season 3, and she has also appeared in films such as the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise, “Alien: Covenant,” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” She is represented by WME and Peikoff Mahan.
Chau, known for his roles in popular shows like “Lost” and “The Expanse,” and recently seen in “Law & Order: Organized Crime” and “American Gigolo,” is represented by GVA Talent Agency.
Holmes, who previously starred in the Hulu series adaptation of “High Fidelity” and has appeared in shows like “Mindhunter,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Difficult People,” is represented by Buchwald and Seven Summits Pictures & Management.
“The Penguin” series, currently in production and consisting of eight episodes, is set to continue the story of “The Batman” film, taking place immediately after the events of the movie.
Lauren LeFranc serves as the writer, executive producer, and showrunner for “The Penguin,” with “The Batman” director Matt Reeves also executive producing through 6th & Idaho. Farrell, who stars in the series, also serves as an executive producer. Craig Zobel is executive producing and directing the first three episodes, while Daniel Pipski from 6th & Idaho and Bill Carraro are also executive producers. Rafi Crohn is co-executive producing. The studio for the series is Warner Bros. Television, and 6th & Idaho is currently under an overall deal at WBTV. “The Penguin” is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.