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‘Pennyworth’ Sets Release Date, Teases the First Meeting of Alfred and Batman’s Dad

‘Pennyworth’ Sets Release Date, Teases the First Meeting of Alfred and Batman’s Dad

For those worried that with the upcoming ends of “Gotham” and “Arrow” would mean a dire lack of comic book-based television shows on the air, we’re lucky enough to have the Epix series “Pennyworth” on the horizon, now set to premiere July 28.

Executive produced by “Gotham’s” Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, and based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, “Pennyworth” focuses on the exploits of young Alfred Pennyworth, decades before he would become the trusted confidante of Gotham’s own Caped Crusader. The official description, per Epix:

The 10-episode, hour-long drama series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British Sas soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.

More than just a prequel,

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