In Service to Something Greater: Pennyworth and Fatherhood

Yes, it features clockwork metahumans, psychedelic mind control and murderous art patrons in Guy Fawkes masks, but what Pennyworth is really about this season is fatherhood—what it mean

No Joke, Pennyworth is DC's Most Consistently Surprising Show

I can't say that I've been a true fan of Alfred Pennyworth for long. Yes, he's always been around my Batman fandom, bringing Bruce Wayne his dinner, his suits, and some much-needed fatherly advice (and occasional sassy retort).

Days of Destruction: Pennyworth's Alfred Has Some Dark Moments Ahead

Difficult, challenging times often inspire defining moments. Think of Bruce Wayne and the death of his parents or how his recent loss of income in the Batman comic series has recommitted him to becoming a symbol of hope for Gotham.

I’m not sure what any of you expected to see in an Alfred Pennyworth prequel series, but I’m pretty sure none of us expected that.

Secret War: Pennyworth's Producers on Building the Show's World

In 2014, Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon teamed up to create the Batman prequel Gotham, building an entire world around the Dark Knight’s city as Bruce Wayne came of age

Pennyworth (2019 - Present)

The DC origin series Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman's Butler follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) and his wife Martha (Emma Paetz), before they become Bruce Wayne’s parents.

Season three of the psychological thriller begins after a five-year time jump: the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse—ushering in a new age of Super Heroes and Super-Villains.

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