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[05/16/18 - 09:32 AM]
EPIX(R) Greenlights Drama Series "Pennyworth" - 10-Episode DC Origin Story of Batman's Best Friend
It follows Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce's billionaire father, in 1960's London.







PENNYWORTH (EPIX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
5/16/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from EPIX's press release, May 2018) Premium cable network EPIX(R) announced today a straight-to-series greenlight of the DC origin story PENNYWORTH, from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series). The ten-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce's billionaire father, in 1960's London. Production will begin later this year, with a series premiere slated for 2019.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Finger as BOOK
· Bob Kane as BOOK
· Bruno Heller as CRTR/EP
· Danny Cannon as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· DC Entertainment
· Warner Horizon Television