As one DC closes, it appears another one opens.
Following the recent news that Gotham has been renewed for a fifth and (sadly) final season, now comes word that an Alfred prequel series is in development.
To be titled simply Pennyworth, the MGM-owned cable network Epix has picked the show up with a straight-to-series order for a ten-episode first season. Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller is developing the series, with the focus to be on Alfred’s origins as an SAS soldier who forms a secret company that eventually leads to him meeting Thomas Wayne. Sadly, Gotham’s Sean Pertwee will not be involved in the project.
In addition to Heller being involved as executive producer and writer on the series, Gotham’s Danny Cannon will similarly be involved in an executive producer capacity as well as directing the pilot.
Production will begin on Pennyworth later this year, with a premiere expected at some point in 2019.
As ever, expect more on this new show as it continues to develop.