At first glance, EPIX’s Pennyworth may seem like a reach for a television series. On the surface, are we really making a series on Batman’s Butler? But over the years DC fans know how important Alfred Pennyworth is to the Batman mythology. Just look at all the events that took place in the comic book arc, City of Bane. Or how good some previous Alfreds have been for example, Michael Cain and Sean Pertwee. Lucky for us executive producers Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller have provided us with a compelling story centered around a young Alfred Pennyworth played by Jack Bannon.
The first season of Pennyworth was very successful. It did a very good job of introducing us to a very interesting 1960’s England, where Alfred is looking to find his place after serving as a British SAS soldier. But fate would continue to put Alfred in the center of danger after meeting Thomas Wayne, played by Ben Aldridge, and Martha Kane, played by Emma Paetz. We were also introduced to Lord James Harwood, played by Jason Flemyng, the leader of the rising Raven Society. By the end of the first season, things had significantly escalated.
Now in season two of Pennyworth, we find Alfred having to deal with multiple devastating losses. All while Britan finds itself in the middle of a civil war. This has Alfred looking to get away, specifically across the pond to the United States. As well as the developing relationship between Thomas and Martha. With all the players on the board, the second season is sure to be exciting!
Ahead of its release, LRM Online had a few minutes to talk with executive producers Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller. During this interview, we talk about Alfred and his mental state after everything he has been through. We also talk about the scale of the story and how it’s if it’s significantly grown from the first season. We even get to mention one of my favorite characters on the series, Bet Sykes, played by Paloma Faith. You can check it out below!
EPIX‘s Pennyworth debuts today at 9/8c.