Ever since the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike commenced, we've seen the effects on various film and TV projects as some of them shut down their production due to the absence of writers while some are continuing without the presence of writers on set.
The series was set to film scenes in Westchester, NY. However, the WGA East picketers arrived early and Teamsters and local guilds refused to cross the picket line.
As a result, the producers decided to shut down filming for the day although it remains to be seen whether they will resume tomorrow or they'll temporarily halt production just like other projects.
The WGA picketers confirmed the situation on Twitter where they celebrated their successful picketing on the set of the series.
"Breaking news: we have Spoken Truth to Penguin. The #WGADawnPatrol has shut Penguin down for the day. No more folks needed in Sleepy Hollow," strike captain Warren Leight wrote in his tweet.
Ryan Kennedy also tweeted, "The Batman: trying to shut The Penguin down since 1941. The @WGAEast: manages it in one day."
The series will take place one week following the events of The Batman and explores the rise to power of Oswald Cobblepot in Gotham City's criminal underworld. Matt Reeves is involved as one of the executive producers.
The cast includes Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Clancy Brown, Michael Zegen, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O'Connell, James Madio, Theo Rossi, Carmen Ejogo, Francois Chau, and David H. Holmes.
Given that the strike is expected to go on for a long while, we might be hearing more details about the show's production in the coming weeks especially if the WGA strike will impact it even further.
The Penguin is slated to release on Max in 2024. You can check more details about it here.