Details about the Pennyworth series have been few and far between. It probably has a lot to do with the fact the same executive producers have been busy wrapping up the final season of Gotham. Now, however, they’re finally talking a bit more.
During the final appearance of Gotham at Fox’s TCA presentation, Executive Producer Danny Cannon teased some information. Although the series is set in 1960s London, a time known for the Mods and bright colors, Cannon said Pennyworth’s color palette will be about “13 degrees darker.” “It’s twentysomething years before Gotham, it’s a very different world; this is the DC version of 1960s London,” said Cannon.
“13 degrees history is different: It’s not the England we know. It looks and feels like, but if you look a little closer, (you ask) why is that like that? Why is that building there? What war is he talking about?”, Cannon added.
As the series is airing on Epix, he’s also promising it will be more adult with an “unhinged R-rated” feeling to it.
Cannon also teased a bit of info about the villains saying that they’re “archetypal villains and classic villains of British literature; they’re all available to us.” When asked about Jack the Ripper, Cannon replied, “Jack the Ripper was 1880s, but he has descendants.” While not bluntly saying that is who Alfred will be dealing with, it’s intriguing none the less.
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