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‘Batman’ Spin-Off Series ‘Pennyworth’ With Young, Badass Alfred Will Be Unhinged, R-Rated
 

 

One of the more perplexing DC comics-related Hollywood projects on the docket is the upcoming “Pennyworth” series coming to EPIX in June. The series aims to tell the story of a young Alfred Pennyworth, the future butler of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman. However, the series isn’t based on strict DC comics lore. Instead, it’s a prequel to the character that we meet in the Fox series “Gotham,” which means this version of Alfred is a badass. And according to the series’ creator, “Pennyworth” is going to take full advantage of its cable TV rules.

Speaking at the recent TCA event, creator-producer Danny Cannon opened up about “Pennyworth” and gave fans an idea of what they might expect from this “Gotham” prequel. First, don’t worry about feeling like you have to watch the aforementioned series before beginning “Pennyworth.” In fact, the time difference between series means this is a completely new, never-before-seen tale.

“It’s twentysomething years before ‘Gotham,’ it’s a very different world,” said Cannon (via Deadline). “His is the DC version of 1960s London. 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?’”

The series is aiming to take a darker look at London. Considering this is a ‘Batman’-inspired series that doesn’t take place in Gotham, Cannon wanted to make sure elements of Gotham showed up in London. And with the new rules of being on cable TV versus network TV, “Pennyworth” will differ in one major way from “Gotham.”

Cannon says his new series is a completely “unhinged, R-rated” series. Yes, that means fans are just months away from watching the R-rated Alfred series of their dreams.

Kidding aside, the producer says that there won’t be many villains that fans will be able to recognize in the series, considering this is a prequel to a prequel to ‘Batman.’ However, there are some famous real-life villains that might have descendants that will show up.

“Jack the Ripper was 1880s,” Cannon said. “But he has descendants.”

Perhaps the biggest selling feature of this new “Pennyworth” series is how un-DC it is. There’s not any real superheroics on display. In fact, according to Cannon, most of the test audience didn’t even realize it was a DC property.

“We had a test audience and there were only so many who knew it was a DC-related series,” said Cannon. “It was incredibly positive and that’s because the characters are being drawn out. There’s so much to draw from and so much to imagine.”

As mentioned, “Pennyworth” is set to premiere on EPIX in June.
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 7 months ago '17        #2
SPdaGOAT  42 heat pts42
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Whatever
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 7 months ago '04        #3
Raziel  6 heat pts6
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Braaahhh

Teen Titans movie called this..... can't believe they really doing this
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 7 months ago '05        #4
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I dont know

 7 months ago '07        #5
Cartel-Clipz  38 heat pts38
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"Badass Alfred"

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 7 months ago '13        #6
Eckensthrilla  1 heat pts1
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could be good, but meh

 7 months ago '13        #7
SimpinAintEz 
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This is a joke right?
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 7 months ago '05        #8
MidNiteBlues  36 heat pts36
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Do nigggas really need a origin story for a butler tho
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 7 months ago '05        #9
victorious187 
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In the animated series they gave his back story

 7 months ago '17        #10
vpope26 
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The only butler origin story I’m interested in is Geoffrey’s, I’m a pass on this.
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 7 months ago '17        #11
Over9000 
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No one asked for this sh*t
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 7 months ago '18        #12
BrooklynDamien  5 heat pts5
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I like the butler dude in agent Carter. It's a cool angle. I'd check this out

 7 months ago '07        #13
MOTTAFOOKAH  6 heat pts6
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Chill out DC
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 7 months ago '11        #14
whouthinkitis  24 heat pts24
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 MOTTAFOOKAH said
Chill out DC
This is exactly why DC is looked at as a joke when it comes to live action shows/movies. They try to create sh*t that nobody asked for like all of these spin-off movies when they haven't even made movies for The Flash, GL, etc.,

At least Marvel got the formula correct.
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 7 months ago '17        #15
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Smh

GOTHAM aint even good

 2 months ago '11        #16
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 MidNiteBlues said
Do nigggas really need a origin story for a butler tho
This sh*t had a fireeee premiere
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 2 months ago '11        #17
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It’s the origin story of Michael Caine’s Alfred.

Alfred was a fu*king badass back in the day

British intelligence soldier/spy ?


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 2 months ago '09        #18
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 CALViiiN said
It’s the origin story of Michael Caine’s Alfred.

Alfred was a fu*king badass back in the day

British intelligence soldier/spy ?

 2 months ago '14        #19
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So was he a Kingsmen?
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 2 months ago '11        #20
dymablink  92 heat pts92
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Bro show is firee
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 2 months ago '14        #21
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Is this on the DC streaming service?

 2 months ago '04        #22
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 King Maximus said
So was he a Kingsmen?
That essentially what they

 Los Pollos said
Is this on the DC streaming service?
Nope. EPIX. I have no idea what DC is doing with their shows. This is on EPIX, Watchmen is on HBO...I get that it's intended for a more adult audience...but what's the point of DC Universe if it doesn't offer all things DC?

Even worse is tha EPIX isn't even owned by WarnerMedia.

 2 months ago '04        #23
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R rating for a tv show wtf

 2 months ago '17        #24
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 Cartel-Clipz said
"Badass Alfred"

It worked for Riverdale..









































































 2 months ago '05        #25
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its pretty dope, only 3 eps in already better than Gotham or any cornball CW DC show...seriously if u like those CW shows you’re a biiiiitch
In two eps I’ve seen tittles, mad f bombs n cursing, dope violence and torture and Alfred waxin hoez
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