We’re getting a double dose of Colin Farrell on the big screen this year with the actor first starring in the private eye drama “Sugar” for the Apple TV+ service, and later as the lead in the DC Comics-inspired series “The Penguin” for streamer Max.

Out promoting the former, Farrell touched upon the latter and says the nature of this spin-off from Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” is much darker and more violent than you may think.

Speaking with Jonatan Blomberg of MovieZine, Farrell confirms filming was fully completed two weeks ago. The show, which debuted its first trailer last week, he called a ‘long and really wonderful’ experience.

He then touched upon the show’s tone and says buckle up for a grim affair:

“It’s dark, that’s what I can tell you about it. It’s really dark. It’s really heavy, I think – it certainly was doing it. Which is not to say I didn’t have fun, I had an amazing time doing it. It’s incredibly violent.

It’s one man’s rise to what he’s always dreamed of inhabiting which is a certain power or social status. The death of Carmine Falcone at the end of [The Batman] the film, leaves this vacuum in Gotham to be filled and so there are various people that are grabbing for that power and this is Oswald’s journey trying to rise to the top through extraordinary obstacles.”

He goes on to say showrunner wrote a “super dark” and “really twisted eight hours of television”.

Also starring are Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone, Clancy Brown as Salvatore Maroni, Michael Kelly as Johnny Vitti, Michael Zegen as Alberto Falcone, and the likes of Rhenzy Feliz, Theo Rossi, Carmen Ejogo and Francois Chau.

“The Penguin” is expected to arrive on the Max service this Fall.

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