An Epix Batman prequel series from executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, Pennyworth is based on the DC Comics characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. The drama stars Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Emma Paetz, Jessica Ellerby, and Polly Walker. It unfolds in 1960s London, where former British Sas soldier Pennyworth (Bannon) founds
Episodes: Ongoing (hour).
TV show dates: July 28, 2019 — present.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Emma Paetz, Jessica Ellerby, and Polly Walker.
TV show description:
From executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, the Pennyworth TV show is a Batman prequel, based on the DC Comics characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. The series follows Bruce Wayne's eventual butler Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), but exists in another universe than the Gotham series.
The story unfolds in 1960s London, where former British Sas soldier Pennyworth founds his security firm. While Alfred is still struggling to reconcile who he
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An Epix Batman prequel series from executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, Pennyworth is based on the DC Comics characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. The drama stars Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Emma Paetz, Jessica Ellerby, and Polly Walker. It unfolds in 1960s London, where former British Sas soldier Pennyworth founds his security firm and starts working with American billionaire Thomas
The series was developed by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, the creative team behind Fox's Gotham, and it dives into Alfred Pennyworth's life before Bruce Wayne and Batman.
Set in an alternate 1960s London, Alfie (as he was known back then) has just completed his tour of duty as a special forces soldier in the British Army.
He's working as a bouncer for a local nightclub and plans on opening his own security firm when he suddenly finds himself caught up in a world of espionage and intrigue.
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The show may sound more James Bond-y than Batman-y, and it is. But that's what makes it so much fun.
Alfred is supposed to be a badass, and what better
Ok, maybe not just like Vince Gilligan’s heralded spinoff, but it’s off to a great start through four episodes. The hour-long drama starts Alfred’s story shortly after his service in the war,
Premiering Sunday, July 28 at 9/8c on Epix, Pennyworth envisions the title character (played by Endeavour‘s Jack Bannon) as a former British Sas soldier who after serving his country now is angling to start up a security firm. But even that much backstory was fashioned from whole cloth, since “very little” about the character has been established in decades’ worth of DC Comics canon.
The series follows Batman’s future butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), and picks up with the character in his 20s and fresh from his duty as a British Sas soldier. The intrepid Pennyworth launches a new venture, a security company, and his first client is young American millionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), future father of a boy named Bruce.
“Alfred’s story came first. It’s a character that everybody knows and loves that hasn’t been explored at all,” said Heller, whose other
This review contains no spoilers.
We’re not in Gotham anymore. Instead, this is Pennyworth, a modish Batman (or Batman-adjacent) prequel series on Epix about Bruce Wayne’s faithful manservant/sidekick/surrogate father Alfred, set in London’s swinging ’60s when he was a young man and not quite a butler.
The show, developed by the creative team behind Fox’s Gotham, Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon (who also directed the pilot), focuses on the adventures of Alfred, or “Alfie,” and includes Bruce’s dad, Thomas Wayne. But this isn’t a Batman show, at least not yet. And that’s a good thing.
Instead, the pilot is fun British adventure with action, eccentric villains, secret societies, wit, and bawdy humor. As much as the London
Just as Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” films germinated a fandom that seemed to demand not merely a Ben Affleck Batman but also two different Joker-based franchise, so too did the conclusion of Fox’s “Gotham” seem to point the way forward for yet more stories of Bruce Wayne’s pals. Ahead of the forthcoming CW “Batwoman” comes Epix’s “Pennyworth,” a prequel series about the adventures of future butler Alfred in his days as a security company proprietor going on adventures in swinging ’60s London.
In the pilot, screened at San Diego Comic Con for fans, there’s a pleasant vibe of derring-do and of odd boundary-pushing at work: Knighted by a young Queen Elizabeth II, Alfred (Jack Bannon) is sworn to secrecy about his valor by a grateful,
Created by Gotham’s Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, Pennyworth follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon; The Imitation Game), a former British Sas soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge; Fleabag), who’s not yet become Bruce Wayne’s father.
Along with Bannon and Aldridge, the cast of Pennyworth includes Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), and Dorothy Atkinson (Call the Midwife), Paloma Faith (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
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The DC origin series follows Alfred Pennyworth, played by Jack Bannon (“The Imitation Game”), a former British soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company in 1960s London. He goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne, played by Ben Aldridge (“Reign”), before the latter becomes Bruce Wayne’s father.
Emma Paetz (“Gentleman Jack”), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (“Eastenders”), Ryan Fletcher (“Outlander”), Dorothy Atkinson, and pop star Paloma Faith also star in the 10-part drama.
Warner Horizon Scripted Television is producing the series, which is executive produced by Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) and Danny Cannon (“Gotham”). The series
The show, which airs in the U.S. later this month, follows Alfred Pennyworth (played by Jack Bannon), a former British Sas soldier in his 20s who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne, played by Ben Aldridge, who’s not yet become Bruce Wayne’s father.
In addition to Bannon and Aldridge, the series stars Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), and Dorothy Atkinson (Hanna) with Paloma Faith (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
Produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television and based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, the
The familiar origin story of Batman begins in Crime Alley in Gotham City but the story of Batman’s trusted butler, Alfred Pennyworth, begins closer to Carnaby Street of the Swinging London era of the 1960s.
That’s the premise of Pennyworth a 10-episode, hour-long drama series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television that puts DC Comics characters in a setting that evokes both John le Carré novels and the Mod scene.
The series stars follows Batman’s future butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), and
The Batwoman and Pennyworth keycards are in honor of the 80th anniversary of Batman. The two DC dramas are adjacent stories to the caped crusader. With more than 40,000 branded room keys available at nearly 40 participating major hotels throughout the San Diego area during Comic-Con, fans will be able to get their hands on these keycards which pay homage to the Wayne family fortune (as in Bruce Wayne) — and a group of outlaw superheroes.
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Pennyworth premieres Sunday, July 28, at 9/8c on Epix.
"....'Alfred Pennyworth' (Bannon), a former British Sas soldier forms a security company and goes to work for young Us billonaire 'Thomas Wayne', during the 'swinging' 1960's in London, UK.
"Characters include 'Dave Boy', a long-time alcoholic friend of Alfred's who served with him in the army, army buddy and ladies man 'Bazza', 'Bet Sykes'...
"...a spirited sadistic sharp-tongued woman who rivals against Alfred, 'Lord Harwood', an enemy of Alfred who works with Bet, 'Martha Kane', Thomas' love interest and the future mother of 'Bruce Wayne'..."
Cast also includes
Epix have unveiled the full trailer for series, which is slated to premiere on July 28th at 9 Pm Et/Pt.
Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British Sas soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who's not yet Bruce's father, in 1960s London.
In addition to Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge, the cast includes Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Polly Walker and Emma Corrin (The Crown).
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The series comes from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller and executive producer/director Danny Cannon. The series was filmed Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden,
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