The Butler gets his own show and a premiere date!
A Butler that serves Sass and Care has a show set for a July 28th release that will show off the bond between Alfred and the Wayne Family, and of course his adventures. This 10 episode series, takes place with Pennyworth in his 20s and fresh from a stint as a British SAS soldier that took him to dangerous places for dark duties. Pennyworth’s Gotham City destiny begins to take shape when he accepts a security job with a young American tycoon named Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who is not yet the father to Bruce Wayne.
The Special Air Service (SAS) was founded in 1941 as a regiment, later was reconstituted as a Corps in 1950. The unit undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action, and hostage rescue. Much of the information and actions regarding the SAS is highly classified and is not commented on by the British government or the Ministry of Defence due to the sensitivity of their operations. ~Red
The series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television features a title character that dates back to the FDR years and the pages of Batman, Detective Comics and other DC Comics titles. Alfred first appeared on the page in 1943 and has been portrayed as the manservant of stately Wayne Manor in almost every medium that has adapted Batman. On television, Pennyworth was memorably portrayed by Alan Napier on the 1966 series Batman. On the big screen actors such as Michael Gough, Michael Caine and, most recently, Jeremy Irons have portrayed the irascible Batcave butler.Description from Deadline
The show is from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series)tandem that has a lot of history with the Wayne family. Their Fox series Gotham concludes its fifth and final season this Thursday night with the show’s 100th episode (and the arrival of the city’s most famed costumed crimefighter).
In addition to Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) and Ben Aldridge (Our Girl), cast members include pop star Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Polly Walker (The Mentalist) and Emma Corrin (The Crown).
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