Jack Bannon has been cast for the lead role of Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming EPIX drama series Pennyworth from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and based on the DC character Batman, a prequel focusing on the early life of Bruce Wayne’s butler and surrogate father Alfred Pennyworth. Bannon previously appeared in The Imitation Game and Ripper Street.
The drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger and comprises of 10 episodes of one hour each. It follows Wayne’s legendary butler, Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.
Pennyworth is a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty; you’d never take him for a SAS killer. Alfred doesn’t know how to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he used to be with the cold, calculated killer he was forced to become. He’s a man on the make, who doesn’t know what to make of himself yet.
Production on the series will begin on . Pennyworth begins its production on 22 October 2018 at Warner Bros. Studios and will see Bruno Heller (Gotham,The Mentalist, Rome) as the executive producer and writer, and Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series) executive producer and director .