HBO Max is clearing all of its live-action DC Comics scripted original series.
Spotted by Warner Bros. Supporting streamer canceled Pennyworth, A prequel show about Batman’s famous butler. The series wrapped up its third and final season in November 10.
Starring Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth in this show from Gotham creator Bruno Heller Created by (also producer). Pennyworth from Warner Bros. Television for the MGM-backed premium cable network Epix (now called MGM+)developing. To keep programming costs down, the series was sold to HBO Max and paired with other DC series Doom Patrol and Titans on the platform. MGM+ still has the option to air a third season, though that seems unlikely even with the reduced licensing fee.
“While HBO Max will not continue with another season of Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler, the We are so grateful to creator Bruno Heller and executive producers Matthew Patnick, Danny Cannon and John Stephens, as well as Warner Bros. Television, for their portrayal of one of Batman’s most iconic characters, Alfred Pennyworth The world of origins is brilliant, unique and gripping,” an HBO Max spokesperson said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. “An incredible blend of action, drama, and humor, running for three seasons, Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler takes fans on a journey to A mind-bending journey into the wacky world of Alfred and the start of a new generation of superheroes and supervillains.) Axed DC episodes Titans on HBO Max and Doom Patrol a few days later the new DC Studios head James Gunn and Peter Safran present a five-show and five-movie slate for a more unified first in the new DC Universe One “chapter”. Pennyworth is not included in these plans. Under Gunn and Safran’s leadership, all projects will all be interrelated – following the model Greg Berlanti created on The CW for his DC Universe, and later the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With the end of Pennyworth and the cancellation of Doom Patrol and Titans, all that remains on HBO Max from the Gunn/Safran DC previous roster is the animated Harley Quinn. This series from Abbott Elementary producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker and Warner Bros. TV has been renewed season 4 and is working on a spinoff Noonan’s.
As for what remains of Berlanti’s DC kingdom on the CW , The Flash will end this year; Superman & Lois is in the fourth season and in the bubble; and rookie Gotham Knights bowed in March. Berlanti, by the way, has been working for DC and HBO Max making big-budget Green Lantern series, but in Gunn and Safran Develop new True Detective- style renditions of famous heroes.