Earlier this week it was announced that Epix has cast Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) and Ben Aldridge (Fleabag) as Alfred Pennyworth and Thomas Wayne in its upcoming Batman prequel series Pennyworth, and now TV Line brings word of two more additions to the cast of the show.
The site reports that Ryan Fletcher (Outlander) and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Casualty) will play two of Alfred’s lifelong friends from his military days; Fletcher is portraying Dave Boy, a Highland Scotsman and spiralling alcoholic, with Bennett as the posh but proficient Bajan playboy Bazza.
The synopsis for Pennyworth reads:
The series will see Alfred, Thomas and two of Alfred’s closest friends, Trinidadian Marcus “Bazza” Barrington and Scotsman Wallace “Dave Boy” MacDuff, take on the villainous Raven Society. Led by the mysterious Lord Hardwood and his sadistic henchwoman, Bet Sykes, the Raven Society will find themselves in what sounds like a season long game of cat-and-mouse with our heroes after Sykes abducts a dancer by the name of Esme Whitaker. The heroes will battle Hardwood and the corrupt London police force in an effort to rescue Whitaker and will have to come to trust one another to do so, setting the table for one of comics’ greatest relationships.
Pennyworth has been developed and written by Gotham’s Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, and is set to begin production on its ten-episode season this coming week at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK.