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Epix Orders Batman Prequel Series Pennyworth Centering on Young Alfred

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Epix has picked up a ten episode order for Pennyworth from Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller. The series centers on a young Alfred Pennyworth and his adventures as a former British SAS soldier who forms a secret company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne in 1960's London. The series will take place before Alfred becomes Batman's butler, guardian, and confidante.

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Epix to Air The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem Documentary on International Women’s Day

We've talked a lot about the studies done to determine just how much of a gender gap there is when it comes to female directors in Hollywood (Answer: a big one). Now, those studies are being distilled into a more entertaining form and being delivered to the masses in the form of a documentary series.

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Amazon Prime Instant Video Will Soon Include Most of Netflix’s Newest Films

These days, Netflix doesn't garner as many new releases as it once could claim. When the streaming service lost Starz, they also lost the ability to show off a good deal of Disney and Sony content. Now it looks like the service will have even less to differentiate itself from Amazon Prime Instant Video, as Amazon has entered into "a multi-year licensing agreement" with Epix -- the same "premium entertainment network" from which Netflix gets a number of its new releases.

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Apple Eyeing Epix for Streaming Content, New TV Device Soon?

Though it has long been called a "hobby" project, interest in the Apple TV digital set top box may be ramping up in Cupertino. Apparently Apple has been talking with the movie channel and streaming content provider Epix about bringing their content to Apple's streaming device. This could be good news for Apple, which has struggled to bring more movies to consumers. It could also mean that the oft-rumored overhaul of the Apple TV could be coming soon. 

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Louis C.K.’s Hilarious. For Free. Online.

We are normally wary of promoting random online promos, for which we receive many press releases; however, for this, we will make an exception henceforth called "the Louis C.K. exception." The funny and altogether brilliant comedian's stand-up movie Hilarious is available streaming on cable channel Epix's website if you register: Note that this requires supplying a real email address. Also, it appears that non-U.S. viewers are out of luck. But for everyone else: Free Louis C.K. standup video online. (via AV Club)

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