Now Batman’s Butler Is Getting His Own TV Series

Sean Pertwee as Alfred in Gotham

by James White |
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Just when you thought every possible permutation of extended superhero universes had been explored, here comes another.

The team behind Batman prequel Gotham has struck a deal for Pennyworth which will – yes! – explore the earlier life of Bruce Wayne's loyal butler.

Literally – or at least closely – bringing to life a joke in the recent Teen Titans Go! To The Movies trailer, Pennyworth will chart the days of Alfred before he is responsible for Bruce's care. Writer/producer Bruno Heller and producer/director Danny Cannon are working on a show that will explore Alfred's days as a former SAS soldier who goes to work with Thomas Wayne in 1960s London. And this takes place in a different universe from Gotham, which recently got renewed for a fifth and final season, so don't expect Sean Pertwee to be playing the character again.

And unlike the duo's previous show, it's headed not to the Stateside Fox network, but to niche cable channel Epix for a 10-episode first season.

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