If you are a Batman or Gotham fan, the trusty butler Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth is no stranger. With his British wit, impeccable suits, fighting skills and ability to put up with the often-complex Master Bruce Wayne (aka Batman), Alfred is a character who has been mostly in the shadows both onscreen and in the comic books. But that is about to change as this legendary character finally gets his own origin series with Pennyworth, from Saturday, 10 October on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 21:40.
Simply titled Pennyworth, the series – created by Gotham bigwigs Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon– takes us back to the 1960s where we meet a much younger 20-something Alfred (Jack Bannon), who is working as a doorman at a local club. Having recently started his own security company in London, the former Special Air Service (SAS) soldier is hoping to make a name for himself as well as put some coin in his pocket.