Still out promoting the launch of his private eye “Sugar” series on Apple TV+, actor Colin Farrell spoke some more about his other small screen leading role this year in “The Penguin” for Max.

Farrell reprises his role from Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” film for this spin-off which takes place within days to weeks after the end of that film with the death of Carmine Falcone (Jon Turturro) and parts of Gotham City still somewhat flooded.

A fight for control of Gotham’s underworld is underway as The Penguin (Colin Farrell), Sofia Falcone (Cristin Milioti), and arrested mob boss Salvatore Maroni (Clancy Brown) battle for control.

As previously teased by Farrell himself, this is a much darker and more violent take on the story than the film. Speaking with HeyUGuys, he was asked what we can expect. Whereas “The Batman” was a dark PG-13, Farrell says if this had been put in cinemas it would be a ‘hard R’:

“Tons of violence, abject darkness and a man at great struggle to try and claw his way to the top of the power vacuum that was created at the end of ‘The Batman’ film you know with the death of Carmine Falcone there’s a power grab in Gotham now.

It’s dark man. Lauren LeFranc wrote, with her room of writers and she was the showrunner, she wrote eight extraordinary episodes of story. I mean just really, really bold stuff. I couldn’t believe that it got as dark as it gets so that’s what to expect. It would be a hard R I think if it was in the cinemas.”

Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Carmen Ejogo, François Chau, Theo Rossi, and David H. Holmes co-star in the project.

“The Penguin” is slated to debut on Max sometime later this year.

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