Pennyworth Trailer Teases A Darker, Bloodier, Sexier Prequel To Batman

Credit: Epix

With Gotham having taken its final bow a few months ago, Batman fans are probably feeling the withdrawal and needing a new series about the Dark Knight (or focused around it).

May we suggest the upcoming Epix series Pennyworth?

Because, based on what we’re seeing, it looks pretty awesome. A teaser was released a couple weeks back.

It is definitely bloody and dark and sexy. After all, don’t we all wonder about who Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) was before being a butler?

The answer is, unsurprisingly, a badass. Alfred was a badass.

While the former British SAS offer grapples with his wartime memories, he starts up a private security firm in 1960s London. During this entrepreneurial effort, he meets Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge).  Of course, things get complicated, as they always do, when criminal Bet Sykes (Paloma Faith) targets Thomas.

The picture of how Pennyworth differs from Gotham is painted in a newly released trailer. We see more sexy trysts between Alfred and his love interest Esme (Emma Corrin), bantering with Thomas, and the brutal London underground populated by Bet and her partner Lord Harewood (Jason Flemying). It’s different from Gotham, but will probably satisfy any fan of Batman.

Check out the trailer below.

Pennyworth premieres on Epix on July 28th.

Bec Heim