Wednesday, February 1, 2023

HBO Max Cancels 'Pennyworth' After Three Seasons

HBO Max has today decided to cancel its original drama series Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman's Butler after three seasons. The drama's first two seasons were released on Epix while the third was made available on HBO Max.

HBO Max released the following statement: "While HBO Max is not moving forward with another season of Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman's Butler, we are very thankful to creator Bruno Heller and executive producers Matthew Patnick, Danny Cannon and John Stephens, along with Warner Bros. Television, for their brilliant, unique, gripping depiction of the origin of Alfred Pennyworth, one of the most iconic characters in the Batman world. An incredible blend of action, drama and humor, for three seasons, Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman's Butler has taken fans on a mind-bending ride into Alfred's eccentric world and the beginnings of cutting-edge super heroes and super villains."

The drama starred Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Emma Paetz, Paloma Faith, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson, Ramon Tikaram, Harriet Slater and Simon Manyonda.

Bruno Heller developed the drama based on the DC Comics characters. He executive produced with Danny Cannon, Matthew Patnick and John Stephens. Warner Bros. Television, Primrose Hill Productions and DC Entertainment produced.

The drama wrapped its 30-episode run on November 24, 2022.