Before Alfred was Alfred he was ... well, he was still Alfred. But he wasn’t, like, Alfred Alfred.

The premise of DC’s new show Pennyworth is similar to Gotham, a Batman show without Batman, set in the days before Bruce Wayne became the Dark Knight. In Pennyworth, Alfred (Jack Bannon) has yet to begin working cleaning the Bat-Cave. Instead, he’s a former military man who begins to work for Bruce’s father Thomas (Ben Aldridge). The first teaser for the series is above.

The show’s official synopsis:

Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) serves as executive producer/writer and Danny Cannon serves as executive producer/director (Gotham, CSI series).   From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, DC origin story Pennyworth is a ten-episode, one-hour drama series based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.  It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London.

Pennyworth premieres on Epix this summer.

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