“Pennyworth” aired its first two seasons on Epix, one of TimeWarner’s cable companies, as an original show. But it ended up moving to HBO Max alongside other acquired DC fare including “Harley Quinn: The Animated Series,” itself a refugee from the DC Universe platform. “Pennyworth” serves as a prequel to Fox’s own long-lived “Batman” prequel series “Gotham,” and explores Alfred Pennyworth’s time in the Special Air Service. Once the war is over, he tries to start his own security company in an alternate version of 1960s-era London. While there, he meets comrades in arms Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) and Martha Kane (Emma Paetz), who will eventually come to shape his future world.
This cancellation further reduces the number of live-action DC TV properties in existence: “Peacemaker” was renewed for a 2nd season but has been delayed due to James Gunn’s other professional commitments. “The Flash” is set to enter its final season on February 8, and Season 3 of “Superman & Lois” will debut on March 14, alongside the debut of “Gotham Knights,” per The Hollywood Reporter.