People love Batman. It’s just a fact of life.
With Gotham, the prequel series for the character, ending its run on Fox Thursday, April 24th, we turn our eyes to the newest Batman prequel series. Or a pre-prequel series, Epix’s Pennyworth.
The series follows a young Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) during his time as a twentysomething former British SAS operative. In 1960’s London, Alfred decides to put his skills to use by starting a security firm. Helping him with his endeavor is a young Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), pre-Bruce years.
The series’s cast also includes Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng (Sky1’s Jamestown), Ryan Fletcher (BBC’s Shetland), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Polly Walker (The Mentalist) and Emma Corrin (The Crown). The first season will consist of 10 episodes.
The series released a trailer and its premiere date today, which you can watch below. If you’re looking for some James Bond vibes with your Alfred, then say no more.
Pennyworth will premiere on Sunday, July 28th at 9/8c on Epix.