Clancy Brown has landed a recurring role in The Penguin, HBO Max’s upcoming Batman series. Variety first reported.
Brown will play Salvatore Maroni, a notorious crime boss in Gotham City. Maroney’s character was mentioned several times in Batman, and his arrest allowed Carmine Falcone’s organization to rise. The role of Maroney was previously performed on the 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: The New Blood and A Young Woman of Promise. Brown’s other credits include Thor: Ragnarok, The Shawshank Redemption and Highlander. It will be released in the future John Wick: Chapter 4which will open on March 24.
Penguin will consist of eight episodes and will continue the story of Batman. The events must take place immediately after the events of the film. The cast includes Colin Farrell, who will reprise his role as Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot, Christine Milioti, Renzi Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohre Aghdashloo and Deirdre O’Connell. Milioti will play Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Carmine Falcone.
Lauren LeFranc is the writer, executive producer and showrunner of Penguin, and Batman director Matt Reeves is executive producing via 6th & Idaho. Dylan Clark and Craig Zobel also serve as executive producers. Zobel will direct the first three episodes of the show.
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