Alfred Pennyworth is without a doubt a huge part of Batman mythology. Time and time again we have seen how he took it upon himself to raise and care for a damaged Bruce Wayne and then do the same for him as an adult as he patrolled the streets of Gotham City. There have been several times in films, television, and comics where we have seen Alfred come to Batman’s rescue after a fight with a villain does not go as planned. It could be argued that without Alfred there is no Batman. Which brings us to the upcoming Epix prequel series titled Pennyworth.
It had been revealed last fall that Jack Bannon would take on the lead role of Alfred Pennyworth. Today via Twitter, Epix released their first image of Bannon as Pennyworth before he became the iconic butler. You can check it out below!
— PENNYWORTH (@PennyworthEpix) February 10, 2019
The series is based on the classic DC character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. It will take place in the ’60s in London where we will find Alfred setting up a security company after his time as a British SAS soldier. There he ends up going to work with a young billionaire named Thomas Wayne, who is played by Ben Aldridge.
Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller will be serving on Pennyworth as an executive producer along with Danny Cannon. Cannon also is the director for the pilot episode. Production for the series is taking place at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK.
It looks like an interesting series about a character that often gets overshadowed by Batman. But I also can’t help but think about the joke they had made on Teen Titans Go! to the Movies about making a film about Alfred. I have embedded the clip below in case you have not seen it.
What do you think about Bannon’s look as Alfred Pennyworth? Let us know in the comment section below!
Epix’s Pennyworth will premiere sometime this year.
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