If you’ve ever watched a Batman movie or TV show, or read a Batman comic, and thought, “I wish they’d tell me about Alfred when he was a handsome young man!”, then you’re in luck. The EPIX series Pennyworth goes back to the swingin’ ’60s to tell the origin story of Bruce Wayne’s famous butler/surrogate father. Watch the Pennyworth trailer below.
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Posted on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 by Fred Topel
The creators of Gotham are going even further back into the Batman legend with their Epix series Pennyworth. We’ve already learned how the origin story of Alfred Pennyworth will show how a young Alfred (Jack Bannon) met Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) in 1960s London and ends up battling the descendants of Jack the Ripper. Now we have a few more details.
Pennyworth creators Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon were on a Television Critics Association panel this weekend for Pennyworth along with cast members where they talked about taking a key cue from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, their alternate 1960s setting, and something you might not know about Bruce Wayne’s future butler. Read More »
Breaking news: the hot young Alfred show is still happening, and hot young Alfred has been found. Jack Bannon, who appeared in The Imitation Game and on Ripper Street, will play the future butler in Pennyworth, a new EPIX series. It seems that before Alfred started washing Batman’s socks and dusting the many bookcases in Wayne Manor, he was an ass-kicking soldier. In addition to Bannon, Fleabag actor Ben Aldridge will play Thomas Wayne, Batman’s dad.
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