The backstory of Batman’s butler is being brought to life in the upcoming series, Pennyworth. The EPIX drama has cast Jack Bannon in the title role, with filming about to get underway on October 22, 2018 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the United Kingdom.
Jack Bannon will play Alfred Pennyworth in his 20s in the series which is produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Bannon’s credits include The Loch mini-series, Clique, Endeavour, and Ripper Street. He also appeared in The Imitation Game, The Giblet Boys, and Shadow Play.
Pennyworth is based on the DC Comics characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. The series comes from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series) and will air on EPIX. Season one will be composed of 10 one-hour episodes.
Gotham is set to wrap up its five season run on Fox in 2019. The series will finish up with an episode that’s set 10 years in the future, according to the cast and executive producer John Stephens at the 2018 New York Comic Con.
The Pennyworth Plot:
“It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.
Alfred Pennyworth is a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty; you’d never take him for an SAS killer. 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.”