EPIX and Warner Horizon Scripted Television have announced that Actor Jack Bannon joined the cast to play Alfred Pennyworth, in Pennyworth’s first season. Bannon has been cast in the lead role.
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.
Bannon previously appeared in “The Imitation Game” and “Ripper Street.”
Production on the series will begin Monday, October 22, 2018, at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the UK.
The 10-episode, one-hour drama series is 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 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.
“Pennyworth” is from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“Gotham,” “The Mentalist,” “Rome”) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (“Gotham,” “CSI” series)
For more information on Pennyworth and the other exciting new DC Comics Television series, stay tuned.