Epix has announced that production is underway on the second season of Pennyworth, with the Batman prequel series adding five new series regulars to its cast in James Purefoy (Sex Education), Edward Hogg (Taboo), Jessye Romeo (In the Long Run), Ramon Tikaram (Brassic) and Harriet Slater (Faunutland and the Lost Magic).
Created by Gotham’s Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, Pennyworth stars Jack Bannon as the young, pre-butler Alfred Pennyworth in 1960s London, where he works as part of a security company with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge).
As per Deadline, the new characters for season 2 include:
James Purefoy as Captain Gulliver Troy. Alfie’s former SAS Captain, Gulliver Troy is a charismatic, cultured brute and a powerful man of appetites – whether that be drink, women or danger.
Edward Hogg as Colonel Salt. A would-be despot masquerading as an obedient civil servant, Salt is a calculating killer, whether by pen or sword.
Jessye Romeo as Katie Browning. An idealistic art student whose life is uprooted by civil war, Katie is righteous, defiant and wonderfully naive.
Ramon Tikaram as Inspector Victor Aziz. Season one’s charming, sardonic Inspector Aziz returns, keeping his clear head and dry wit even as London descends into chaos.
Harriet Slater as Sandra Onslow. Budding 60s starlet, Alfie’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Sandra, is now resident singer in his club, with dreams of becoming the next Sandie Shaw.
Along with Bannon and Aldridge, the new season of Pennyworth will also feature the return of season one cast members Emma Paetz, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson, Polly Walker, Jason Flemyng and Paloma Faith. It is set to premiere on Epix in the summer.