Here's the first look at the new Batman prequel series, Pennyworth 7 months ago

Here's the first look at the new Batman prequel series, Pennyworth

And some of the teased villains sound... insane.

There is a lot going on in the world of Bruce Wayne and Batman right now.

While it has been confirmed that Ben Affleck won't be back for the role of the Dark Knight, the next Batman is still gearing up to be filmed pretty soon, with a new Batman sure to be announced any day now...

On top of that, the Gotham TV show is heading into its final season right now, bringing some of the biggest plot elements from the original comic books, including the arrival of the latest iteration of Bane.

However, once that settles up, Danny Cannon (who is executive producer of Gotham) will be bringing us Pennyworth, a prequel series based on the earlier days of the man who will go on to become Bruce Wayne's trusted man-servant.

Previously, he has been played by Alan Napier (the original Batman TV show), Michael Gough (Batman to Batman & Robin), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Jeremy Irons (the recent Justice League movies), and Ralph Fiennes (The LEGO Batman Movie), and he is a cornerstone of the DC universe.

They've also teased the first official image of the new Alfred Pennyworth, and here he is, wearing the hell out of that suit:

In the new series, Alfred is to be played by Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game), and Cannon told Deadline what to expect from the show:

"It’s twenty-something years before Gotham, it’s a very different world," he said.

"This is the DC version of 1960s London. It’s not the England we know. It looks and feels like, but if you look a little closer, [you ask], 'Why is that like that? Why is that building there? What war is he talking about?'"

In terms of villains, Alfred's primary antagonist will be Bet Sykes, a "spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain", who is to be played by singer Paloma Faith. Jason Flemyng (Snatch, Stardust) is also in the show, playing someone called Lord Harwood, who, early rumours indicate, may be a direct descendant of Jack The Ripper.

Cannon also revealed that the show will be "unhinged" and "R-rated". If there are relatives of one of the most famous serial killers of all time involved, then we guess that makes sense.

Pennyworth is set to air this June.