A new Batman TV show has been announced

A new Batman TV show has been announced

Sean Pertwee, who now plays Alfred in Gotham, will not be involved with this series and casting for the part hasn't begun yet.

While Gotham creators Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller are attached to Pennyworth, the new series will not be connected to Gotham; Sean Pertwee, who plays Alfred on Gotham will not be involved with Pennyworth either, as the Alfred of the new show will be a separate incarnation of the character. Writer/producer Bruno Heller and producer/director Danny Cannon are working on a show that will explore Alfred's days as a former SAS soldier who goes to work with Thomas Wayne in 1960s London. "We can't wait to work with Bruno and Danny - along with Peter Roth, Susan Rovner, Brett Paul and the team at Warner Horizon - on this fantastic origin story".

Heller and Cannon said, "Michael and his colleagues have created the flawless venue for original storytelling, and all of us working on "Pennyworth" are thrilled to be on the Epix slate".

The ten-episode first season of Pennyworth is set to premiere in 2019. Danny Cannon, who directed the pilot episode of Gotham, will also serve as an executive producer and direct the pilot. That's because loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth is taking up the cause, with his own origin story series coming to Epix.

It joins Epix's other scripted series, including the recently-ordered "Godfather of Harlem" starring Forest Whitaker, the drama "Berlin Station", and the comedy "Get Shorty".

Pennyworth could fill a hole for DC Comics fans once Gotham completes its fifth and final season, which is expected to show the transformation of rich-kid Bruce Wayne into the superhero role of Batman.

Produced by Warner Horizon Television, the Warner Bros.

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