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TV Review: ‘Pennyworth’

TV Review: ‘Pennyworth’

Is there a law that says there must always be a certain number of Batman properties on air at all times?

Just as Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” films germinated a fandom that seemed to demand not merely a Ben Affleck Batman but also two different Joker-based franchise, so too did the conclusion of Fox’s “Gotham” seem to point the way forward for yet more stories of Bruce Wayne’s pals. Ahead of the forthcoming CWBatwoman” comes Epix’s “Pennyworth,” a prequel series about the adventures of future butler Alfred in his days as a security company proprietor going on adventures in swinging ’60s London.

In the pilot, screened at San Diego Comic Con for fans, there’s a pleasant vibe of derring-do and of odd boundary-pushing at work: Knighted by a young Queen Elizabeth II, Alfred (Jack Bannon) is sworn to secrecy about his valor by a grateful,

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