Epix is giving us the Batman prequel series we never knew we wanted in ‘Pennyworth,’ the new EPIX series which will give us an intimate look at the early life of the father figure Bruce Wayne had for most of his adult life. I’m stressing intimate in that description as the trailer appears to be teasing plenty of up close and personal time between Alfred and his flame Esme while he isn’t busy working for Thomas Wayne.
Jack Bannon’s take on Alfred Pennyworth isn’t the stoic butler that fans are used to as we’re seeing an ex-SAS soldier in his 20’s who appears to be dealing with PTSD while living in a world of violence as he moves forward with his life.
This 10-episode series stars Jack Bannon, Paloma Faith, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Jason Flemyng, and Polly Walker. Behind the camera, we’ll see Bruno Heller as the writer and Danny Cannon as the director with both also pulling double duty as executive producers.
You can check out the full ‘Pennyworth’ trailer below!
When I first heard about ‘Pennyworth,’ I felt that this was a series that really didn’t need to be made. We’ve already seen the creative team give us ‘Gotham’ and now they want to mess around with even more of The Caped Crusader’s past by giving us insight on his mentor, best friend, and father figure in Alfred.
However, it does look like it could be a fun period piece!
Along with the new trailer, EPIX also released this new poster for the series!
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Pennyworth’? What do you think of the latest trailer for the series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, DC origin story Pennyworth is a ten-episode, one-hour drama series based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London.
‘Pennyworth’ will be “at your service” on EPIX on July 28th at 9 pm EST.
Source: Entertainment Weekly