Gotham creator Bruno Heller is getting back into the Batman business. He’s sold a 10-episode series titled Pennyworth to premium cable network Epix. The show will revolve around Batman’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pennyworth is not a Gotham spinoff and won’t star Sean Pertwee. It’s a brand new series that will explore Alfred’s origins as a former British SAS soldier who forms a secret company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne in 1960s London.
“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,” Epix president Michael Wright said. “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.”
“Michael and his colleagues have created the perfect venue for original storytelling, and all of us working on Pennyworth are thrilled to be on the Epix slate,” Heller and Cannon said in a joint statement.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter