The next Batman TV series is set to start filming this year. Pennyworth is a story about Batman’s beloved butler and will be airing on Epix. Epix has ordered a 10 episode run of the show.
Epix president Michael Wright said in a statement when the series was announced, “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.”
Batman fans are excited to get more story for Alfred. According to Production Weekly they are set to start filming in November and will come to a close June next year.
The series will take place London in the 1960’s. Alfred will serve as a former British SAS soldier who forms a secret company and joins forces with a rich and powerful American, Thomas Wayne. Thomas Wayne is going to have a major part in the show and we will get to see the bond that he and Alfred formed that led Alfred to care for Bruce in such a loving way.
The entire universe is going to be separate from the Gotham universe so unfortunately Sean Pertwee, who plays Alfred on Gotham, is not involved.
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