With the release of Venom, it seems that spinoffs based on supporting characters are getting the rise. Epix has teamed up with Gotham creator Bruno Heller to work on a Batman prequel series based on Alfred called Pennyworth, and they\u2019ve found someone to play Bruce Wayne\u2019s soon-to-be butler.\r\n\r\nAs per The Hollywood Reporter, Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) has been cast as a young Alfred Pennyworth, an ex-British SAS soldier who forms a security company and starts working for a young (and very rich) Thomas Wayne. What\u2019s more, the show is set to take place in London in the 60s.\r\n\r\nThe site also described the characterization of Alfred as:\r\n\r\n\u201cA boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty, he's the kind of person people would never take for a SAS killer. Alfred doesn't know how to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he used to be with the cold, calculated killer he was forced to become. He's a man on the make, who doesn't know what to make of himself yet.\u201d\r\n\r\nIt also has to be made clear that Pennyworth will not be a prequel to Gotham at all despite Heller attached as showrunner.\r\n\r\nI\u2019ll be honest, I don\u2019t know what to expect from this show. Unless there\u2019re going to be several Batman callbacks, I\u2019m wondering why they didn\u2019t just make this about an SAS killer turned manservant. Alfred is already a pretty fun character whenever he\u2019s with Batman, but I don\u2019t think anyone ever asked for his whole backstory.\r\n\r\nThen again, if Epix is confident enough to move forward with this show, then they must have something pretty good on their hands.\r\n\r\nNo release date has been set for Pennyworth.