Pennyworth (TV series)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production company(s)||Warner Horizon Television|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
Pennyworth is an upcoming American drama television series, based on characters published by DC Comics and created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, that is set to premiere on July 28, 2019, on Epix. The series is executive produced by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon and will star Jack Bannon as the titular character, alongside Ben Aldridge, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Paloma Faith, and Jason Flemyng.
Cast and characters
- Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth: A former British SAS soldier who forms a security company working with billionaire Thomas Wayne.
- Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne: A young billionare from the East Coast of the United States.
- Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy: A long-time friend of Alfred's who served with him in the army and has an alcoholic addiction.
- Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza: A playboy and another long-time army friend of Alfred's.
- Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes: A spirited sadistic sharp-tongued woman who rivals against Alfred.
- Jason Flemyng as Lord Harwood: An enemy of Alfred who works with Bet.
- Emma Paetz as Martha Kane: Thomas' love interest and the future mother of Bruce Wayne.
|No.||Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date |
|1||"Pilot"||Danny Cannon||Bruno Heller||July 28, 2019|
|2||"The Landlord's Daughter"||TBA||TBA||August 4, 2019|
|3||"Martha Kane"||TBA||TBA||August 11, 2019|
|4||"Lady Penelope"||TBA||TBA||August 11, 2019|
|5||"Shirley Bassey"||TBA||TBA||August 18, 2019|
On May 16, 2018, it was announced that Epix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The pilot episode was expected to be written by Bruno Heller and directed by Danny Cannon, both of whom were also set to executive produce the series. Production companies that were slated to be involved with the series include Warner Horizon Television. On February 6, 2019, it was announced during the Television Critics Association's annual winter press tour that the series would premiere in June 2019.
In October 2018, it was announced that Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Paloma Faith, and Jason Flemyng had been cast in series regular roles. On December 4, 2018, it was reported that Polly Walker had joined the cast in a recurring capacity.
On March 20, 2019, Emma Paetz and Jessica Ellerby were cast in the series with Paetz as Martha Wayne and Ellerby as The Queen.
Principal photography for the series commenced on October 22, 2018 at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England. Additionally, a number of shots were taken in London, including selecting the landmark building Florin Court as the home and neighbourhood of one of the series lead characters. Principal photography for the series wrapped on May 24, 2019.
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