I know what you’re thinking. “Do we really need an Alfred Pennyworth-centric TV series?” The answer is no, no we don’t. But we’re not really here to talk about the “why” behind this. Instead, we’re here to talk about details for said TV show, for better or worse. But what will the show actually be about, and how can Epix Network possibly fill 10 episodes of content for the supporting character? Our friends over at That Hashtag Show have the details.
It looks like Pennyworth will take place before Alfred came to work with the Waynes, and will, therefore, be telling something of an untold story that follows the character in his mid-20s as he tries to find his way in the world. Here’s the rough synopsis from the outlet:
“A former SAS member who ran highly classified missions for the British government, Alfred is trying to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he once was with the ruthless killer he was forced to become. The series will see him try to reconcile his new age ambitions with the expectations of his father, a proud, stubborn and capable butler known as Mr. P, who, along with his wife, has spent his life in service of a wealthy family and hoped his son would do the same.”
Don’t think that we don’t get a glimpse of the Waynes, though. The outlet states that Thomas Wayne will be playing a major role in the series and that the show will see the two connect when Thomas shows up in London in search of his sister. In addition to Thomas Wayne, they will also incorporate two of Alfred’s friends, Marcus “Bazza” Barrington and Wallace “Dave Boy” MacDuff to take on the Raven Society:
“Led by the mysterious Lord Hardwood and his sadistic henchwoman, Bet Sykes, the Raven Society will find themselves in what sounds like a season-long game of cat-and-mouse with our heroes after Sykes abducts a dancer by the name of Esme Whitaker. The heroes will battle Hardwood and the corrupt London police force in an effort to rescue Whitaker and will have to come to trust one another to do so, setting the table for one of comics’ greatest relationships.”
Admittedly, as stupid as the idea of an Alfred story sounds (and I HATE the idea of the network using such an obscure character as a cookie to dangle in front of fans), I don’t hate this idea. I’ll need to be convinced through a trailer and solid pilot, but it sounds like they have real ambition here, if we can believe this report.
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SOURCE: That Hashtag Show