One of the producers behind Fox’s Gotham is developing another Batman prequel series.
Epix has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to a new project from Bruno Heller revolving around Batman’s fan-favorite butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Heller is writing the script and exec producing with Danny Cannon, who’s directing the pilot.
The project is titled Pennyworth and is not a spin-off to Gotham, but rather an entirely different story exploring the character’s background. Alfred is set in the ’60s and chronicles the character’s past as a British SAS soldier and his relationship with Bruce Wayne’s billionaire father, Thomas.
Epix president Michael Wright said the following in a statement:
“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.”
The role of Alfred Pennyworth has been played by many different actors over the years. Currently, Sean Pertwee plays Alfred on Fox’s Gotham while Jeremy Irons portrays the character on the big screen in the DC Extended Universe.
Heller’s Gotham was recently renewed for a fifth and final season, consisting of 13 episodes. Season four concludes with the episode “No Man’s Land,” which airs on Thursday, May 17.
Make sure to keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.
All Of Batman’s Sidekicks, Ranked From Worst To Best
Batman may be one of the world’s best superheroes, but not even he does everything alone. The Caped Crusader is a member of superhero teams like the Justice League and the Outsiders, but he also fights with a roster of sidekicks who help him whenever things get tough. He may be sharp on the battlefield, but even this kung fu master needs someone to watch his back occasionally.
In addition to helping him fight and plan battles, these sidekicks all help draw Batman from his inner darkness. Whenever he is left alone, Batman tends to revert back to his depressed, inner-state, and his partners bring him joy. Without Robin, Batman is nothing, and without his whole Bat-Family, Batman couldn’t continue to exist.
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