While Gotham has been renewed for a fifth season, which is likely to be the last and see the young Bruce Wayne embrace his destiny as Batman, the show's team is wasting no time preparing the follow-up. Several weeks ago, we learned that producer Danny Cannon and showrunner Bruno Heller were planning a prequel set in the world of Batman, focusing on the life of the loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth. The American network Epix has already commissioned a first season for 2019, which will feature 10 episodes.
Omega Underground reports that filming for the pilot is set to take place this fall, or even this winter if production is delayed. In any case, it should begin before the end of 2018. This new series will be set in the heart of the 1960s, and follow the life of the young Alfred, when he was an agent in the British Army special forces, arriving in London to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce's dad.
Lovers of crossovers and shared universes will be disappointed to know that the Alfred Pennyworth series will have no link to Gotham. It seems that the tone of the series, with its vintage feel, will be oriented more towards the espionage genre. In terms of the cast, we have no idea yet who will play Alfred in his thirties. Until now, his character had always been middle-aged.