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EPIX Orders Drama ‘Pennyworth’

Ten Episodes Ordered

EPIX announced a straight-to-series greenlight of the DC origin story “Pennyworth,” from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“Gotham,” The Mentalist”) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (“Gotham,” CSI”).

The logline: The ten-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.  It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London.  Production will begin later this year, with a series premiere slated for 2019.

“Pennyworth” comes on the heels of EPIX’s recent pick up of ABC Signature Studios’ drama series “Godfather of Harlem,” starring and executive produced by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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