As Gotham comes to a close, fans can look forward to another Batman prequel series: Pennyworth, which will premiere this June on Epix. Executive producer Danny Cannon recently revealed the series will take place during the 1960s in London, where a young Alfred will eventually cross paths with a young American billionaire and develop a relationship that would change both their lives forever.
At the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, Cannon described the London in Pennyworth as a "poetic reality," "just like I wanted people in Gotham to search for the darkest part of New York."
Cannon confirmed Pennyworth will take place earlier than the events depicted in Gotham, although it is unlikely that both shows take place in the same universe. "It's twenty-something years before Gotham," he explained. "It's a very different world; this is the DC version of 1960s London. It's not the England we know. It looks and feels like, but if you look a little closer, [you ask] why is that like that? Why is that building there? What war is he talking about?"
With more details being slowly revealed over time, this upcoming series promises to flesh out the backstory of the man who would become an crucial pillar in Batman's history.
Developed by former Gotham collaborators Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, Pennyworth stars Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Jason Flemyng and Paloma Faith. It is expected to premiere this summer on Epix.