With Gotham drawing to a close, executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon are now hard at work on another Batman prequel series Pennyworth, which is set to explore the early life of Bruce Wayne’s future butler. Here’s a first look at Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) as the young Alfred Pennyworth…
Bannon’s Alfred is described as “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.”
Taking place in the 1960s, Pennyworth will see Alfred, Thomas Wayne 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.
Pennyworth sees Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) stars in the title role as young Alfred alongside Ben Aldridge (Fleabag) as Thomas Wayne, Ryan Fletcher (Outlander) and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Casualty) as Alfred’s military buddies Dave Boy and Bazza, Jason Flemyng (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, X-Men: First Class) as Lord Hardwood, Paloma Faith (Youth) as Bet Sykes, and Polly Walker (Rome) as Peggy Sykes.