Batman Prequel About Alfred The Butler Has Received Its First Teaser
There have been many, many iterations of Batman and his trusty villains but no one has focused on the man who keeps Bruce Wayne alive: Alfred the Butler.
That was until DC and Epix decided to do a whole prequel TV series about him and we've finally been given the first look at it.
The series, aptly titled Pennyworth, will focus on Bruce Wayne's long-suffering butler, friend, and companion, Alfred and it's going to look at his past (I think these things are usually called an origin story, but he's a butler for Christ's sake, not a mutant).
While the teaser doesn't give much away it certainly looks like Alfred was a busy man before he took on the role of looking after Wayne manor.
Viewers seemed pretty bloody excited about the 15-second clip. One person wrote: "This is a show that always deserved a chance, as long as the story and supporting characters were fleshed out."
Another added: "The premise for this show is so weird but I got a feeling it's gonna take everyone by surprise and be fantastic."
This looks great! Looking forward to it. :ok_hand::sunglasses:
- Josh (@jbyrd821) March 29, 2019
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It got a bit of Dunkirk teaser vibe in it. Love it. I'm sold.
- Samir Rashid (@TheJoke101) March 29, 2019
Before meeting the Wayne family, Alfred was a SAS soldier who then formed a security company. Obviously that will involve some cool missions, intense villains and a lot of action.
Jack Bannon is portraying Mr Pennyworth and he's previously appeared in The Imitation Game, Fury and Endeavour.
He'll be supported by Ben Aldridge, who's playing Thomas Wayne, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza and Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes.
In Batman lore, Alfred acts as the caped crusader's moral compass, often having to give Brucey a chat to make him see the bigger picture.
It will be put out by Epix in the USA, and their president Michael Wright said: "As genuine fans of these classic DC characters, as well as the incredibly talented Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, we couldn't be more excited to make Epix the home of this series.
"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."
The series will premiere in summer this year with 10 episodes to feast on. We cannot wait for this one and hope it delivers in offering a deeper understanding of Batman and his world.
Featured Image Credit: Warner Horizon Television