I was in a small group who stayed with Gotham for all five seasons. It had its low points, but really focused on some characters and developed them in some fun, adventurous ways that we don’t always see in the comics. One of those individuals was the badass butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Epix decided to green light a prequel series for the character which would delve even further into his backstory. I have to admit, I didn’t think the show would be successful. I wasn’t sure the character would have the following, but I was wrong. Season 1 of Pennyworth received a 70% on Rotten Tomatoes (take that for what it is worth) but a 96% audience rating which has earned the show a 10-episode Season 2.
Variety reported a statement from Epix President Michael Wright where he stated:
“‘Pennyworth’ has been a big hit for us, embraced by critics and fans alike. 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.'”
If you missed Season 1 but may be intrigued to start the series, a plot synopsis and cast listing can be found below:
“The one-hour drama series follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who has not yet become Bruce Wayne’s father, in 1960s London.”
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