Pennyworth: production start date for Batman prequel announced

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Pennyworth, a new series chronicling the early years of Batman’s faithful butler and enabler, Alfred Pennyworth, is set to start production in November, Pursue News has revealed.

Hailing with Gotham executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon Pennyworth will follow in the same vein as Gotham, which shed a light on young Bruce Wayne’s life and where Sean Pertwee played the iconic manservant. However, though they share writers, this new series will occupy a different world from Gotham and Pertwee will be uninvolved in the production.

Pennyworth is said to show Alfred as an ex-SAS officer living in 1960s London working for Bruce Wayne’s father, Thomas Wayne, and running his own secret company, whatever that means. It will consist of 10 episodes and Epix, the cable network that ordered the series, has commissioned a full first season. Cannon will executive produce and direct the pilot while Heller will write it.

Production has now been confirmed to start on November 21st in London with a projected seven month filming period, wrapping up in June. This is the average time frame for a series airing in the autumn of the year filming ends so we can likely expect Pennyworth to bow in fall 2019.

We’ll pass on news of Pennyworth as we receive it.

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