The series centers on Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), long before he becomes butler to Batman. The 20-something former British SAS soldier forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who has not yet become Bruce’s father.
Pennyworth aired two seasons on Epix. Now, HBO Max is working on a deal to take over the streaming rights for those seasons, as well as launch the third on its platform.
While the deal hasn’t been finalized, this tracks with HBO Max’s recent moves with its DC content. Existing original series previously airing exclusively on DC Universe now call HBO Max home. These include live-action shows like Titans and Doom Patrol, and the animated Harley Quinn series. The streamer has also announced plans for additional DC shows, including Peacemaker with John Cena and Green Lantern.
Pennyworth comes from former Gotham duo Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, with Matthew Patnick also serving as an executive producer. The main cast for the most recent season also included James Purefoy, Jason Flemyng Edward Hogg, Jessye Romeo, Ramon Tikaram, and Harriet Slater.
So, were you a fan of Pennyworth on Epix? What do you think about the series potentially jumping to HBO Max for more episodes? What DC property do you want to see HBO Max nab the streaming rights for? Let us know in the comments!
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