DC Comics is set to come with another prequel TV series that predates even the timeframe of Fox’s Gotham, which is in its final season. The new TV series in the works is called Pennyworth, and follows our most distinguished butler in his heyday in London in the 1960s.
Pennyworth focuses on Alfred’s life well before the birth of Bruce Wayne and is a ten-episode drama series that comes from Gotham executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon. It follows Alfred, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960s London.
The titular character of Alfred Pennyworth is set to be portrayed by Imitation Game and Fury actor Jack Bannon. He’s a baby-faced former British special forces operative who starts his own security company and winds up working with a young billionaire known as Thomas Wayne according to Epix press release:
“Alfred doesn’t know how to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he used to be with the cold, calculated killer he was forced to become. He’s a man on the make, who doesn’t know what to make of himself yet.”
And the man set to depict the legend Thomas Wayne (Bruce Wayne’s pops before the responsibility) is Reign‘s Ben Aldridge. Thomas Wayne is described as “confident and extremely disciplined” young aristocrat who “meets an unlikely business partner in Alfred Pennyworth.”
Pennyworth essentially is a 10-episodic series that will be a one-hour drama on Epix.
More as things develop.
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