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HBO Max is clearing all of its live-action DC Comics scripted original series.

Warner Bros. Discovery’s sponsored broadcast has been cancelled Pennyworth, The prequel show about Batman’s famous butler. The series concluded its third and now final season on November 24.

The drama, starring Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, was created by Gotham creator Bruno Heller (who also served as showrunner). Pennyworth originated from Warner Bros. from television and developed for the MGM-backed premium cable network Epix (now known as MGM+). In order to reduce programming costs, the series was sold to HBO Max and paired with DC series. Doom Patrol: and: Titans on the platform. MGM+ still has a shot at airing a third season, though that seems highly unlikely even with the reduced licensing fee.

“Until HBO Max moves forward with another season of the series Pennyworth. The Origin of Batman’s ButlerWe are very grateful to creator Bruno Heller and executive producers Matthew Patnick, Danny Cannon and John Stevens, Warner Bros. along with television for a brilliant, unique, captivating portrayal of the origin of one of the most popular characters, Alfred Pennyworth. The World of Batman,” an HBO Max spokesperson said in a statement The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. “An incredible mix of action, drama and humor for three seasons, Pennyworth. The Origin of Batman’s Butler took fans into the eccentric world of Alfred and the beginning of the newest super heroes and super villains.”

The decision to cancel Pennyworth comes days after HBO Max axed DC’s Friends Titans and: Doom Patrol: and a day later, new DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran unveiled a slate of five shows and five movies for a more cohesive first “chapter” in the new DC universe. Pennyworth was not included in those plans. Under Gunn and Safran, all 10 projects will be interconnected, following the model created by Greg Berlanti for his DC universe on The CW and later the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

according to the conclusion of Pennyworth and cancellations Doom Patrol: and: titans, All that’s left of the pre-Gunn/Safran DC slate on HBO Max is the animated hit Harley Quinn. That series that originates Abbott Elementary producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Shumaker and Warner Bros. TV has already been renewed for a fourth season and has a spinoff, Noonanin works.

As for what’s left of Berlanti’s DC reign on The CW, The flash ends this year; Superman and Lois is in its fourth season and on the bubble; and newcomer Gotham Knights bows in March. By the way, Berlanti was working on a big budget Green Lampshade series for DC and HBO Max, but has split from the project as Gunn and Safran develop a new film true detectivestyle take on a famous character(s).


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