Cristin Milioti is the latest addition to the cast of HBO Max’s The Penguin.
The actress will be playing Sofia Falcone, daughter of Carmine “The Roman” Falcone. Milioti herself is known for sitcoms such as How I Met Your Mother and Made For Love. She also delivered a Grammy-winning performance in the musical Once. Her film credits include Wolf of Wall Street and Greetings From The Shore.
Cristin Comes To Matt Reeves’s Gotham – What Can We Expect? And Who Is Sofia Falcone?
To recap, The Penguin is a spinoff of the blockbuster Matt Reeves film, The Batman, and is a prequel series depicting the underworld journey of Oswald Cobblepot (Colin Farrell) to where we meet him in the film. It will also give Reeves – executive producer on the series – the opportunity to expand the grounded Gotham City’s criminal element introduced in The Batman. Falcone himself was played by John Turturro in the film, but it is unclear as to whether he will be involved in the project. It is also unclear as to whether we will see Robert Pattison reprise his role as Bruce Wayne and The Dark Knight down the road. The same can be said of Zoe Kravitz’s Selina Kyle, as it had been revealed in the film she was Carmine’s illegitimate daughter. However, it has been established that Sofia and Oswald will be fighting for control of the criminal underworld.
Sofia was introduced in Jeph Loeb and the late Tim Sale’s miniseries Batman: The Long Halloween, which celebrated its 20th Anniversary this year. Released from prison, she fails to protect her father from being killed by Harvey Dent, reborn as Two-Face in the series. Sofia later served as the main villain in the sequel series, Batman: Dark Victory, and meets her end also at Two-Face’s hands. Sale’s design of Sofia differs greatly from the live-action Milioti and Crystal Reed before her on Fox’s Gotham. The late artist drew her as a physically-imposing character who served as her father’s muscle, eager to please him. In the recent DCAU adaptation of The Long Halloween, Sofia was voiced by Laila Berzins.
Besides Reeves, the series will also be executive produced by Farrell, Dylan Clark, Lauren LeFranc, and Craig Zobel. Zobel is set to direct the first two episodes, while LeFranc also serves as its showrunner. At this time, there is no official air date, but The Penguin is set to debut on HBO Max some time in 2023.