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Batman’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth, is getting his own TV series… and it could be badass

May 16th, 2018 by Marc Comments

On the back of Gotham being renewed for one final season, the last thing we expected was another Batman without Batman series. Yet, here we are.

Epix, MGM-owned premium cable network, has green-lit a ten-part, straight to series called Pennyworth, which will chronicle the rise of Batman’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth and will come from Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller.

The series will revolve around Alfred Pennyworth, the best friend and butler to Bruce Wayne (aka Batman). The series is not a Gotham spinoff but rather an entirely new story exploring Alfred’s origins as a former British SAS soldier who forms a secret company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne — Bruce’s billionaire father — in 1960s London. Sean Pertwee, who plays Alfred Pennyworth on Fox’s recently renewed Gotham, is not involved. Casting has not yet begun and the series is set in a completely different universe despite hailing from Heller and producers Warner Horizon.

The show will not be related to Gotham, the DC movies, any of The CW’s DC shows or even any of the upcoming DC Universe shows, and will, instead, be a completely separate shows… even though it’s from the people who created Gotham.

What many people don’t know about Alfred is that he has a military background and has beaten many of DC’s biggest characters, including Superman, so while this show may have a ‘scraping the bottom of the barrel’ feel, it could also, to use the proper term, rock.

Like Gotham, the first episode will be produced and directed by Danny Cannon.

Epix president Michael Wright said: “As genuine fans of these classic DC characters, as well as the incredibly talented Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, we couldn’t be more excited to make Epix the home of this series.

“We can’t wait to work with Bruno and Danny — along with Peter Roth, Susan Rovner, Brett Paul and the team at Warner Horizon — on this fantastic origin story.” 

Wait, did the guys behind the Teen Titans GO! To The Movies trailer know about this beforehand? Hmmmmmm…

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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