BREAKING FILM NEWS

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"Batman: Alfred Pennyworth"



Epix will produce the 10-episode straight-to-series live-action drama prequel, "Pennyworth", set in the 'Batman' universe, following the origin and back story of young 'Alfred Pennyworth', the butler/bodyguard/confidante of 'Bruce Wayne' aka 'Batman', airing in 2019:



"...'Pennyworth' is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, following the legendary butler of 'Bruce Wayne', 'Alfred Pennyworth'...


"...a former British 'SAS' soldier who forms a security company...


"...then goes to work with 'Thomas Wayne', Bruce's billionaire father, in 1960's London, UK..." 


Bruno Heller ("Gotham") and executive producer Danny Cannon will serve as showrunners for the first season.


Debuting in DC's "Batman" #16 (April 1943), by writer Don Cameron and illustrator Bob Kane, 'Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth' is depicted as Bruce Wayne's loyal and tireless butler, housekeeper, legal guardian, best friend, aide-de-camp, and surrogate father figure following the murders of 'Thomas' and 'Martha Wayne'. 


As a Brit ex-Special Operations Executive operative of honor and ethics with connections within the intelligence community, Alfred has been called 'Batman's Batman'.


In film, the character has been portrayed by actors William Austin, Eric Wilton, Michael Gough...


...Michael Caine...


...Jeremy Irons, Alan Napier...


....Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Ian Abercrombie, David McCallum and Sean Pertwee.


Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Alfred Pennyworth'...