Back in May it was announced that Gotham executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon are set to follow one Batman prequel show with another, Pennyworth, a series exploring the origin of Bruce Wayne’s trusty butler.
The show, which is being created for Epix Network and is entirely separate from Gotham and any other DC projects, has received a ten-episode season order and with filming expected to get underway later in the year, That Hashtag Show claimed to have details on the plot for the series.
According to the site, Pennyworth will find a twentysomething Alfred living in London and trying to find his way in the world after leaving the SAS before aligning with Bruce’s father Thomas Wayne through his work for a private security company. The report goes on to state that: ]
The series will see Alfred, Thomas and two of Alfred’s closest friends, Trinidadian Marcus “Bazza” Barrington and Scotsman Wallace “Dave Boy” MacDuff, take on the villainous Raven Society. Led by the mysterious Lord Hardwood and his sadistic henchwoman, Bet Sykes, the Raven Society will find themselves in what sounds like a season long game of cat-and-mouse with our heroes after Sykes abducts a dancer by the name of Esme Whitaker. The heroes will battle Hardwood and the corrupt London police force in an effort to rescue Whitaker and will have to come to trust one another to do so, setting the table for one of comics’ greatest relationships.
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