Today, the lead has been announced.
Written and developed by Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller, the upcoming series centers on Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company in 1960s London with young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who's not yet Bruce's father.
Sure. Gotham executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon are behind Pennyworth, so one can presumably expect a similar blend of procedural storytelling with light insanity. The Pennyworth series, set to begin production next week at Warner Bros. While details on the series' plot remain quiet for the moment, we now have another Alfred on the DC side of things, and with fans able to embrace the concept of a multiverse, now we wait and see how Jack Bannon will step into the shoes of Batman's most trusted butler.
Owned by MGM, the premium cable channel Epix gave Pennyworth a 10-episode, straight-to-series order in May.
Bannon's Alfred is described as "a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London". Honest, open-faced and witty; you'd never take him for an SAS killer. Alfred doesn't know how to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he used to be with the cold, calculated killer he was forced to become, and he doesn't know what to make of himself yet. Studios Leavesden in the UK. Heller will write and executive produce. In 2019, the network will premiere new series Godfather of Harlem starring Forest Whitaker, Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman's butler Alfred, from DC and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, and Our Lady, LTD starring Sir Ben Kingsley.
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