News Batman Prequel ‘Pennyworth’ gets series order At Epix

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  1. Enterprise is Great

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    http://deadline.com/2018/05/batman-...ler-danny-cannon-series-order-epix-1202392299

    Gotham producers Heller and Cannon? Will it be a prequel to Gotham or it's own thing? I'm guessing it's own thing since Alfred on Gotham isn't that old.
     
  2. StCoop

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    Who'd have thought a joke from the Teen Titans Go to the Movies trailer would get turned into a real series?

    How long before Netflix does "Uncle Ben: The Early Years"?
     
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  3. Christopher

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    Better yet, Mr. and Mrs. Parker. Richard and Mary Parker, Peter's biological parents, were spies who were murdered by the Red Skull. The Red Skull seems to be dead in the MCU, but they could make it someone in Hydra (Whitehall? Von Strucker?).
     
  4. Samurai8472

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    According to the report it will be it's own thing

     
  5. Christopher

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    I'd be interested if it weren't from Gotham's producers.
     
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  6. Jadeb

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    Where's my show about Terra-Man, the space cowboy who rides around on a flying horse?
     
  7. JD

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    Wow, I can't believe I never heard about this until now. I'm honestly not quite sure what to make of it. I'm a bit disappointed to hear it isn't a Gotham prequel.
     
  8. Jadeb

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    Sean Pertwee is great. He's like the Jason Isaacs of Gotham -- watchable even when the show is bad.
     
  9. The Realist

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    Yeah, no. My interest in things "Bat" not followed by "girl" is already minimal, and this is several bridges too far.
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

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    I've been jokingly saying for years that Gotham doesn't need Batman when it's got Sean Pertwee's Alfred.
     
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  11. tharpdevenport

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    I'd like to see a special based on Alfred from "Batman: The Animated Series".

    We saw briefly some of what his passed was in the episode "The Lion and the Unicorn", and I suspect there are some stories to tell.

    But it has to be in the same animation style as the show began with, and scored by Shirley Walker's trusted associates (Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, and Kristopher Carter) with a real orchestra. And while Efram Zimbalist is dead, Clive Revill -- who originally voiced Alfred for three episodes early on -- is still alive.

    That's what I want to see.
     
  12. Mr. Adventure

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    I'd watch an Alfred series with Sean Pertwee. I'm intrigued by the 60s setting though it's kind of weird to tie in with Alfred. Though with SLJ playing Fury we'll probably never get a Steranko-type Fury so maybe they can use Alfred to be a proxy instead.
     
  13. Christopher

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    Well, they're going with the origin story of Alfred being a former spy, and the '60s were the heyday of Cold War spy movies and TV shows. So it seems a pretty natural choice in that sense.
     
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  14. Mr. Adventure

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    You're right, I was really thinking more of how it's weird to use this character to tell those stories presumably so far removed from Batman and company. Is there anything about his backstory that brings something to the table over just making an unrelated 60s spy thing (or licensing something more on the nose like TV's The Avengers)? It'd be like making a medical drama about young interns featuring Stephen Strange or a coming-of-age movie about Pepper Potts teenage years.
     
  15. Kor

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    60s spy-fi is one of my favorite genres ever. I can't wait!

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  16. Greg Cox

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    What is Epix?
     
  17. Christopher

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    An MGM-owned premium cable channel, apparently.
     
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    Is Afred going to be fighting the Russians in the permafrost or is he going to be seducing Communist spys in Hong Kong.
     
  19. Morpheus 02

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    Ugh.....

    I think this adds to superhero-genre overload and won't get the audience it COULD get.

    When you have a property...it is good to put SOME distance between versions (unless it is wildly different like Teen Titans Go and the new live action)... Get a core base that follows each while adding new fans based on what is unique about the new show.
     
  20. Kor

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    They need to think of clever and thoughtful ways to tie and weave into the tapestry of continuity without blatantly showing the direct origins of well-known villains week after week.

    Kor
     
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