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Old 02-11-19, 11:56 AM
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Yes it's filmed in London and is a period drama. We aren't going to see any Batman lore characters.
I thought it was going to be about the early days of Alfred working for Thomas Wayne? If so it's going to be heavily steeped with Batman lore.
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Old 02-11-19, 12:03 PM
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https://deadline.com/2019/02/batman-...am-1202551023/

Yeah they meet and start working together, but it's has zero to do with Batman. It's 1960's London.

Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) stars in the title role where Pennyworth has just finished his service as a British SAS solder. Boyish in looks with a charismatic personality, the future Wayne butler forms a security company and finds an employer in Thomas Wayne. The 10-episode show, which Gotham‘s Bruno Heller is also executive producing and writing, shot at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden in England.

“It’s twentysomething years before Gotham, it’s a very different world,” said Cannon. “his is the DC version of 1960s London.

“13 degrees history is different: 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?'” the EP added.

In sum, London is a “poetic reality” in Pennyworth, Cannon said, “just like I wanted people in Gotham to search for the darkest part of New York.”

Cannon promises a completely “unhinged, R-rated” series, particularity when compared to Gotham.

While the ancestors of the Joker and the Penguin aren’t in Pennyworth, Cannon promises “archetypal villains and classic villains of British literature; they’re all available to us.”

You mean, like, Jack the Ripper?

“Jack the Ripper was 1880s,” Cannon said before teasing, “but he has descendants.”

Paloma Faith plays Alfred’s main adversary, Bet Sykes, who is described in the press materials as a “spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain.” Bet has a sister, Peggy Sykes (Polly Walker), who is one of Lancashire’s busiest and most successful dominatrixes. The sensible matriarch in a family of maniacs, Peggy is fiercely loyal, endlessly resourceful and lives by her own strange but rigorous moral code. Jason Flemyng plays baddie Lord Harwood.

What has been extremely pleasing to Cannon is that early test audiences already are bowled over by Pennyworth.

SidCannon: “We had a test audience and there were only so many who knew it was a DC-related series. It was incredibly positive and that’s because the characters are being drawn out. There’s so much to draw from and so much to imagine.”

Said the EP, “You didn’t really know [Alfred’s] backstory.”

At today’s Fox session for Gotham, Cannon’s fellow EP John Stevens revealed that David Mazouz will indeed wear the final Batman costume at the end of series, but there’s also a taller guy standing in the costume. Bane will show up this season, and at San Diego Comic-Con it was revealed that the muscular Batman bad guy will break Alfred’s back this season, a big plot point from the comics.
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Oh good. Alfred and Thomas Wayne vs Jack the Ripper Jr.
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Why isn't this show on that DC Universe service?
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Why isn't this show on that DC Universe service?
Nothing else is, why should this one be any different?
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Itís not that I wouldnít entirely check this out. Itís that Iím not going to subscribe to another service to check it out. Put it on Amazon or Netflix and Iím there.

Same reason I never finished Star Trek Discovery season 1, or even started season 2.

As for the trailer - seems to be imitating a heavy Michael Caine dialect.
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Itís not that I wouldnít entirely check this out. Itís that Iím not going to subscribe to another service to check it out. Put it on Amazon or Netflix and Iím there.

Same reason I never finished Star Trek Discovery season 1, or even started season 2.

As for the trailer - seems to be imitating a heavy Michael Caine dialect.
You may want to check your cable/satellite/internet TV provider. Spectrum internet users have the same access to Epix as cable subscribers. Just download the app and log in with your Spectirum credentials.

Dish also offers it, Sling, Cox, Verizon Fios, Xfinity, T-Mobile, Frontier, nearly everyone but DIrecTV. So I use my Spectirum internet login.

https://www.epix.com/get-epix/step/1
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I just got EPIX Now, their new standalone streaming service. It's only $6/month, which isn't expensive and has 4 live EPIX channels. I'll probably hang on to it for a little while and watch Pennyworth this summer.
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Looks cool, I'll check it out
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Unfortunately Epix crops so I'm not even going to bother.
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Unfortunately Epix crops so I'm not even going to bother.
How do you know it's cropped if this is an original series shot especially for EPIX that hasn't aired anywhere yet?

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How do you know it's cropped if this is an original series shot especially for EPIX that hasn't aired anywhere yet?
Movies.
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Yeah but it hasn't aired anywhere yet. You're just making a baseless assumption with no frame of reference. If EPIX airs it in 1:85:1, how will you even know if it's cropped if it's the 1st time it's airing anywhere?

OMG, I can't see the left side of Alfred's coat.....It has to be cropped!!!
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But this isnít a movie... so...
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But this isnít a movie... so...
Epix isnít HBO. If you want to pay $6mo for one show go right ahead. Their streaming apps donít even offer surround sound.

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Keep moving those goalposts!
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Why isn't this show on that DC Universe service?
I wonder this as well. Why launch a show for a competing channel/streaming service instead of putting it on a streaming service that youíre trying to build? Iím not saying that people would flock to DC Universe to watch this, but it would be something to throw up there especially when your original content is pretty light. I mean this was announced shortly before DC Universe launched so you would think they could have optioned the right to pick it up.
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Epix isnít HBO. If you want to pay $6mo for one show go right ahead. Their streaming apps donít even offer surround sound.

I donít pay extra, its part of my Spectrum internet package. I already made a post and gave a link to providers who carry Epix.

Because is Epix is a premium movie channel with content from Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate & now DC/Warner. So Epix is HBO. Same with Showtime and Starz: you can either pay them directly or your cable/satellite/IP provider for access to these channels.

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I wonder this as well. Why launch a show for a competing channel/streaming service instead of putting it on a streaming service that youíre trying to build? Iím not saying that people would flock to DC Universe to watch this, but it would be something to throw up there especially when your original content is pretty light. I mean this was announced shortly before DC Universe launched so you would think they could have optioned the right to pick it up.
Iím betting Epix wanted to shore up their offers from other studios besides their majority partners of Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM. They obviously have put in a hefty bid for this DC/Warner show. Same with SyFy locking Kryptonís first run rights.
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Iím betting Epix wanted to shore up their offers from other studios besides their majority partners of Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM. They obviously have put in a hefty bid for this DC/Warner show. Same with SyFy locking Kryptonís first run rights.
I suppose, but it isn't like this is a marquee character like CW getting Green Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, etc. This is Alfred, Bruce Wayne's butler. Aside from the DC branding you could pretty much sell this as a period action/spy show and not many people would know the difference.
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I currently have EPIX Now, so I guess I'll be the only one here watching July 28th.
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I don't know if this applies to Spectrum customers everywhere, but I get access to the EPIX streaming service for free with my Spectrum internet subscription. I don't have cable television with Spectrum (or anyone), just internet, but that gives me EPIX access so I can stream their movies and tv series.
I may check it out, but I started to find Gotham a bit tedious toward the end, so I don't have high hopes for this. Plus I can't really see it getting a lot of traction and having multiple seasons.
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https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/07...ode-1-premiere

The Pilot screened at San Diego Comic Con yesterday. IGN gave it a glowing review. 9 out of 10. The Pilot is also 75 minutes long.

As I said before in this thread, this has no connection to Batman other than introducing a young Thomas Wayne.

Epix's Pennyworth is a fantastic new edition to the Batman mythology that doesn't use its connection to the Caped Crusader as a narrative crutch. Creators Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon wisely center their story on Alfred's coming-of-age journey, while surrounding him compelling supporting characters like Thomas Wayne and the villainous Bet Sykes. The alternate 1960s London backdrop adds to show's unique look, setting it apart from many of the comic book show we've seen on network TV.

I'm looking forward to it. Of course I'll probably be the only one watching as no one here subscribes to EPIX.
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