Episodes: Ongoing (hour).
TV show dates: July 28, 2019 — present.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Emma Paetz, Jessica Ellerby, and Polly Walker.
TV show description:
From executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, the Pennyworth TV show is a Batman prequel, based on the DC Comics characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. The series follows Bruce Wayne’s eventual butler Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), but exists in another universe than the Gotham series.
The story unfolds in 1960s London, where former British SAS soldier Pennyworth founds his security firm. While Alfred is still struggling to reconcile who he used to be with the killer he had to become, he meets billionaire Thomas Wayne (Aldridge).
Confident, deliberate, and methodical, Wayne hails from the United States’s East Coast. He falls in love with secret government operative Martha Kane (Paetz) — whom he will go on to marry, and together they’ll bring Bruce Wayne into the world. For now though, they’re fighting fascism on behalf of the No-Name League.
Alfred’s circle includes his old friends from the service, Dave Boy (Fletcher), an alcoholic, and Bazza (Bennett), who is something of a ladies man. Not all the faces around him are friendly ones, including the acid-tongued Bet Sykes (Faith) and her colleague, Lord Harwoodoo (Flemyng). The two are members of the Raven Society, which is agitating for a fascist revolution.
While Thomas Wayne’s privileged background makes them unlikely partners, despite the Alfred’s initial reluctance, the two are soon working together.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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