There aren’t a lot of elements of Batman’s legend that haven’t been explored thoroughly in the realm of film and TV. Some of them are so well-tread that they’ve passed into cliche (how many times have Martha Wayne’s pearls bounced off the pavement in Crime Alley, or has Catwoman flirted with Batsy on a rooftop?), but others have been sidestepped or ignored in favor of focusing on the action any Batman adaptation requires.
One of those elements is Batman’s alarmingly competent butler Alfred Pennyworth, who hasn’t had the chance to break out and tell his story — until Wednesday morning, when Epix announced that the channel acquired a series order of Pennyworth, an Alfred prequel series about Al forming a private security company after leaving the British special forces and meeting Bruce Wayne’s father Thomas in 1960s London. Read more…
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