Sons of Anarchy actor teo rossi joins the highly anticipated television series based on the batman supervillain Under the working title, The PenguinWarner Bros. Television and DC Studios have tapped Rossi to star in an as-yet-undisclosed role, joining previously announced cast members including brown clancy, michael kelly, Shohreh Aghdashlooand Cristin Miliotiwith Colin Farrel—who also played the same villain in the film—in the title role. While Rossi’s role in the HBO Max series has yet to be specified, Deadline reported that the actor will play a key recurring role in the upcoming Penguin-centric eight-episode series.
The Penguin will serve as the continuation of the matthew reevesdirected DCEU Feature, the batman, starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader. The 2022 outing offered an edgy spin on the iconic superhero and introduced a different take on the bat Man supervillains, most notably the Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot), which, for a long time, became one of the most successful DCEU movies to date. Reeves will reportedly be working on several BatVerse stories, with The Penguin giving an in-depth background on the Gotham City mobster.
The 47-year-old actor has an impressive portfolio under his belt, with leading roles in a number of films, including The challenge, clover field, the informants, army of the deadand badly hurt, which he also produced. The actor also received an Imagen Award nomination for Best Actor in a Feature Film for the 2017 drama. lowriders—and was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Performance for his portrayal of Youcef Haddad in the 2022 crime thriller emily the criminalstarring Aubrey Square like Emily Benetto. On the other hand, Rossi also starred in a number of roles on the small screen, but was best known for his portrayal of Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz in Sons of Anarchy and Hernan Alvarez in the Marvel 2022 TV series, luke cage.
While there is no official synopsis for the series yet, Reeves, who will also executive produce the series, revealed in a previous interview with Collider that the upcoming series will pick up where the batman left, which leads directly to the second the batman tale. Colin will play the infamous villain, with Milioti playing Sofia Falcone. Joining Reeves in executive producer’s chair, Farrell, dylan clarkand lauren lefranc will also executive produce the upcoming series, with craig zobel directing the first three episodes.
There are no further details on the series yet, including trailers and a release date. But with the ensemble cast joining the series and Rossi playing a key role, it’s expected to be a wild TV watch when it premieres on HBO Max. Collider will provide details as soon as new information is available. Check out our interview with Farrell about the series below: