The Origin of Batman’s Butler Canceled


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We hardly knew ye, Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler on HBO Max, previously recognized as simply Pennyworth on Epix. The origin collection for the Wayne household’s confidant and eventual keeper of the Batcave is coming to an finish after its third season. Wait, it obtained three seasons?

The information was reported by Selection and different trades. The collection premiered on Epix (now known as MGM+) in 2019 and ran there for 2 seasons earlier than making the leap to HBO Max within the fall of 2022; it featured Jack Banon (The Imitation Recreation) as Alfred Pennyworth in his action-packed days as a spy in the course of the mod period—a long time earlier than he grew to become Batman’s babysitter and father determine. It was compelling sufficient to warrant three seasons, with the Wayne household popping up as supporting characters, together with child Bats! Alas, beneath the brand new DC Studios regime, Pennyworth received’t be a part of the revamped DC Universe of movie and tv. Please, nobody go and ask James Gunn why.

For extra on the upcoming DC Studios slate take a look at io9’s report from this week’s media occasion with co-heads Peter Safran and James Gunn, the place the 2 expanded on all of the movies and TV collection we’ll quickly be seeing from the varied DC comedian e-book franchises. Within the meantime, catch Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler on HBO Max whilst you can.

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