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Pennyworth: Batman’s Butler Alfred Pennyworth’s Origin Story Set In 1960 London

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Pennyworth is an upcoming American drama television series, based on characters published by DC Comics and created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, that is set to premiere on July 28, 2019, on Epix. The series is executive produced by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon and will star Jack Bannon as the titular character, alongside Ben Aldridge, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Paloma Faith, and Jason Flemyng.

Here’s an official synopsis for the show:

In 1960s London, Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father. DC origin story Pennyworth is a ten-episode, one-hour drama series based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London. Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) serves as executive producer/writer and Danny Cannon serves as executive producer/director (Gotham, CSI series).

Ideally, this will be a standalone series and probably won’t connect to the DCEU as this story won’t showcase Batman or Bruce Wayne.