After receiving acclaim for its first season, Epix has announced the Batman prequel series Pennyworth has been renewed for a 10-episode second season.
Starring Jack Bannon in the title role as Alfred Pennyworth, the series explores the early days of Batman’s faithful butler when he served the British government.
“Pennyworth has been a big hit for us, embraced by critics and fans alike,” said Epix president Michael Wright. “It was the highest-performing original series ever to premiere on Epix, more than doubling the viewership of the shows that came before it. Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and WBTV have delivered a brilliant, must-watch series. We can’t wait to work with this phenomenal cast and creative team on another exciting season.”
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).
Pennyworth‘s second season will air in 2020.