Pennyworth: Batman Prequel Series Centered on Alfred Gets Start Date

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As if we couldn't milk enough out of the Batman franchise, Epix is currently working on a prequel series focusing on the Wayne family butler, Alfred Pennyworth. The show has recently gotten a start for production, and we could be looking at a release sometime next year.

According to Production Weekly (via Pursue News), Pennyworth is aiming to start production this coming Nov. 21. The show has been greenlit for a 10-episode season, and will be ran by Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller.

Though Heller is coming to run the show, it's been said that Pennyworth isn't a spinoff of Gotham. I'm curious what kind of Alfred they want to bring in the show, since Gotham did present us with one of the more unique versions of the character. Unlike Michael Caine's Alfred who is fatherly or Jeremy Irons' Alfred who is sarcastic—Sean Pertwee's version is a gruff Alfred who is more like a strict drill sergeant for the young Bruce Wayne.

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Besides all that Pennyworth is said to be a period piece set in the 60s and will follow Alfred's life before the Wayne's when he was a British SAS soldier. I wonder if this show's version of Thomas Wayne will set the seeds for Alfred becoming second fiddle to the greatest detective in the world.

No release date has been set for Pennyworth.

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