PENNYWORTH – Alfred Gets Origin Story TV Series – BATMAN ON FILM


PENNYWORTH, a 10-episode TV series, will be an origin story about Bruce Wayne’s butler and surrogate father, Alfred Pennyworth.  GOTHAM showrunner Bruno Heller will executive produce and it will exist in its own universe and not have anything to do with Heller’s Batman prequel on Fox.

The series will revolve around a young Aflred Pennyworth’s origins a former British SAS soldier who forms a secret company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne — Bruce’s billionaire father — 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.

We learned a little bit about this Alfred in “The First Ally,” Scott Snyder’s final story arc in ALL-STAR BATMAN.  Chalk me up as being curious and I’ll certainly give it shot.  If done right, it could be pretty cool. – Bill “Jett” Ramey


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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns and...THE BATMAN (fan for 50+ years)! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel"), his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.