Watch Walking Dead actor Michael Zegen in new Penguin teaser that will air on Max

Michael Zegen portrays Carmine Falcone's son, Alberto in the new series.
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Actor Michael Zegen is well known for his roles in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Rescue Me, and Boardwalk Empire. Many people have forgotten he also appeared in season 2 of The Walking Dead. Soon, Zegen will be seen in the limited series The Penguin, a spinoff of The Batman (2022) film.

The Penguin, created by Lauren LeFranc for Max, is an eight-part limited series that explores the Penguin's rise to power in Gotham. The episodes were all written by LeFranc, with Craig Zobel and Helen Shaver directing.

COLIN FARRELL as Oswald Cobblepot/the Penguin Photo: Jamie Hawkesworth/™ & © DC Comics. © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

This story begins just weeks after events of The Batman film highlighting Oswald "Oz" Cobblepot / Penguin's rise to power in Gotham's criminal underworld. Colin Farrell reprises his role as the Penguin and his joined by Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone, daughter of Carmine, who was killed off in The Batman. Zegen portrays Carmine's son and Sofia's brother, Alberto.

Additional cast includes Rhenzy Feliz as Victor Aguilar, driver of Cobblepot, and Clancy Brown as Salvatore Maroni. The series also stars Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O'Connell, James Madio, Scott Cohen, Theo Rossi, and Carmen Ejogo.

Warner Bros. Discovery recently released a second teaser trailer, which is an action-packed ride that showcases what viewers can expect from this series. Max will premiere The Penguin in September 2024.

Michael Zegen - Walking Dead

Zegen had a minor role in The Walking Dead, but his role had a significant impact on the story. He portrayed Randall, a young man held captive by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group. Randall would be the first person shown in the series to turn into a walker without receiving a bite. This proved the information Dr. Jenner (Noah Emmerich) of the CDC shared with Rick that everyone is infected is true. Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal) would be the second to turn, an occurrence Rick witnessed proving Jenner's words to be true.

Next, Zegen will star in the Netflix original romantic comedy Too Much, which is helmed by Lena Dunham. According to What's on Netflix, the series will begin filming in the UK in 2024. The ten-episode series has seen many setbacks due to the strikes in 2023, but production should begin soon.

The series also stars Adèle Exarchopoulos (Passages) , Adwoa Aboah (Top Boy) , Andrew Rannells (GIRLS5EVA) , Daisy Bevan (The Alienist) , Dean-Charles Chapman (1917) , Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl) , Janicza Bravo (Sharp Stick) , Kaori Momoi (The Brightest Roof in the Universe) , Leo Reich (Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!) , Prasanna Puwanarajah (The Crown) , Rhea Perlman (Cheers) , Richard E. Grant (Saltburn) , Rita Wilson (Sleepless in Seattle) , and Stephen Fry (The Dropout),


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