‘The Penguin’ Series at HBO Max Casts Cristin Milioti

Milioti will play Sofia Falcone, Carmine Falcone’s daughter, in the spinoff to “The Batman”

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Cristin Milioti has entered “The Batman” universe. “The Resort” actress will portray Sofia Falcone, Carmine Falcone’s daughter, in “The Penguin” (working title), the HBO Max limited series and spinoff to Matt Reeves’ film.

The “Made for Love” star will play opposite Colin Farrell’s title character. According to the show’s logline, the DC drama will expand upon the world Reeves has created with the focus on Farrell’s nefarious Gotham City mobster.

In the Robert Pattinson-starring “The Batman,” the kingpin Falcone is portrayed by John Turturro, whose character is at odds with the Penguin for control over the city. The film reflects comic book canon that Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz) is one of Falcone’s daughters, so it is potentially plausible that the character could make an appearance in the series alonside Milioti.

The series is executive produced by Reeves, Dylan Clark, Farrell and Lauren LeFranc, who writes and serves as showrunner, as well as Craig Zobel, who directs the first two episodes. Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, “The Penguin” is produced by Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Reeves and 6th & Idaho are under an overall deal. Daniel Pipski also serves as executive producer under the 6th & Idaho banner, with Rafi Crohn as co-executive producer.

Milioti is known for starring opposite Andy Samberg in the “Groundhog Day”-esque Hulu film “Palm Springs.” She has also appeared in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Brass Teapot.” Her TV credits include “How I Met Your Mother,” FX’s “Fargo,” “The Mindy Project,” “Black Mirror” and “Modern Love.” She is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Independent PR.