Singer-songwriter Paloma Faith has signed on to the cast of Pennyworth which is set to begin filming at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden on Monday, October 22, 2018. According to Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Faith will be playing Bet Sykes, “a spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain.”
Paloma Faith will be a series regular. She joins previously announced cast members Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza. Dave Boy and Bazza are described as lifelong friends of Alfred’s.
The new series is based on the DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. Season one’s expected to consist of 10 one-hour episodes.
Pennyworth comes from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (Gotham, the CSI series).
The Pennyworth Plot:
The drama follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Aldridge), 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.
- Thomas Wayne is a young, fresh-faced billionaire hailing from the east coast of the United States. Confident and extremely disciplined, this young aristocrat meets an unlikely business partner in Alfred Pennyworth.
- Dave Boy, a haggard Highland Scotsman who is slowly drinking himself to death since leaving the army, is a close ally of Alfred and Bazza and also the most unpredictable of the trio.
- Bazza, a posh Bajan playboy, is highly proficient at logistics and a valued member of Alfred’s team.
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