HBO Max Cancels Pennyworth

By Jessica Lerner 

Pennyworth has been canceled at HBO Max after three seasons.

The first two seasons of Pennyworth aired on Epix before moving to HBO Max for its third season, officially named Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler.

“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 HBO Max spokesperson said in a statement provide to other media outlets. “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.”.

Years before the events of Gotham, Pennyworth examines the early years of the Special Air Service veteran and butler for the Wayne family, Alfred Pennyworth.

Two other DC series were recently axed: Titans and Doom Patrol. However, those series will be given a proper conclusion.

Warner Bros. CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels said in January this month that the days of axing shows and movies for tax write-offs are in the past, saying the company is “done with that chapter” and calling 2023 a year of “relaunching and building.