Pennyworth 4, the prequel TV series about the butler Alfred canceled
Pennyworth 4 will not be there. The prequel TV series inspired by the youth of Alfred Pennyworth (hence the name of the series), the legendary butler and right-hand man of Bruce Wayne aka Batman, closes its doors. The series premiered in 2019 on the American cable network Epix (now Mgm+) and subsequently continued to be broadcast by Hbo Max for the third – and final – season. The show in Italy it landed – for the first two seasons – on Starzplay, the service later renamed Lionsgate+ which in our country will shut down on March 31st.
The cancellation of Pennyworth it doesn’t come as a surprise. In recent weeks, Warner Bros. Discovery has announced the closures of Titans e Doom Patrol. All this is part of a reset design – both on the cinematic and television fronts – of the DC Comics world to relaunch it in the form of a single interconnected franchise under the leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran, both head of DC Studios for WBD .
Pennyworth is theorigin story of DC Comics characters focuses on the youth of Bruce Wayne’s butler and finds Alfred Pennyworth (played by Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who – in 1960s London – forms a security company and goes to work with the young billionaire Thomas Wayne (who has the face of Ben Aldridge), who is not yet Bruce’s billionaire father, and with his wife, Martha (Emma Paetz). The cast also includes Paloma Faith, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson, Ramon Tikaram, Harriet Slater and Simon Manyonda.
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The series – based on the protagonists created by cartoonists Bob Kane and Bill Finger – is produced by Warner Bros. Television and is helmed by Bruno Heller. The latter is not new to TV series set in the DC Comics world, having led Gotham for five seasons, l’origin story of little Bruce Wayne with Ben McKenzie in the role of young James Gordon.
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