‘Pennyworth’ at Comic Con: An Immersive Experience Invites Fans Into Alfred’s World

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Jack Bannon stars in ‘Pennyworth’ (Photo Credit: EPIX)

EPIX’s Pennyworth, the story of Alfred prior to his employment as Batman’s butler, is set to have a huge presence at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con. In addition to the previously announced panel and screening, EPIX is preparing an immersive experience for Con attendees to check out.

The Comic Con immersive experience will be held in the Oxford Social Club at the Pendry San Diego (435 Fifth Ave). It’ll be open July 18th from 11am – 5pm, July 19 from 10am – 7pm, and July 20th from 10am – 7pm.

The series is set in the 1960s and stars Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) in the title role. Pennyworth season one also features Ben Aldridge (Our Girl, Fleabag), Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Dorothy Atkinson (Call the Midwife), Polly Walker (The Mentalist, Rome) and Emma Corrin (The Crown).

Pennyworth is from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series).

Season one of Pennyworth will premiere on July 28, 2019.

The Pennyworth Immersive Experience:

“Upon entering the Oxford Social Club through coat check, visitors will immediately be transported back in time to 1960’s London – 13 degrees off – and immersed into the world of Pennyworth. Those clever enough to uncover the secret password will be granted entry into The Scarlet Rope, a high-society lounge filled with gambling, drag performances and sounds from a 1960’s band, where the journey begins.

Within the lounge, guests can play a hand of black jack, take a picture with a glittering cabaret dancer and enjoy the live entertainment before heading to the Library where butlers will be on hand. Members of the mysterious Raven Society will be roaming throughout the space, trying to convert anyone who listens by enticing them with gifts and showing off the more luxurious aspects of membership. Behind the Library, guests will discover the Raven Society Headquarters in which they can unearth some of the mystery behind the organization while listening to a live macabre poetry reading. After taking in the more posh aspects of the Raven Society, visitors will then be led into the Dungeon where the darker, more unpleasant elements of the association will be revealed.”

Pennyworth Screening and Panel:

Wednesday, July 17, 6:00-10:00pm:

  • Batwoman and Pennyworth World Premieres and Special Sneak Peek Screenings — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television Group proudly continue the annual Preview Night tradition with exclusive world premiere pilot screenings of the new series Batwoman and Pennyworth, exclusively for the Comic-Con audience. Additionally, WBTVG will screen the pilot of the highly anticipated FOX dramatic thriller Prodigal Son, starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen; the world premiere of DC UNIVERSE’s animated comedy series Harley Quinn; a never-before-seen episode of the hit Cartoon Network series Teen Titans GO!; and more. Ballroom 20

Friday, July 19, 4:30-5:30pm:

  • 4:30–5:30 p.m. Pennyworth Special Video Presentation and Q&A –– Room 6BCF