Pennyworth is an interesting idea, but it’s hard to imagine the fans already paying for the DC streaming universe are going to shell out an extra $5 a month to get Epix just to see it. Sure, Jack Bannon looks the part of a younger Alfred Pennyworth, but I’m not sure why they’ve decided to go all Howard Stark with their portrayal of Thomas Wayne via Ben Aldridge.
In the new trailer, we get to see that Alfred is British. Oh, he also meets Thomas Wayne. Honestly, we don’t get much more out of it. I’m intrigued, but right now I’m intrigued enough that it goes on the list of shows that I’ll check out if I’ve got the time.
Pennyworth – Coming July 28 only on EPIX. Starring Jack Bannon, Paloma Faith, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Jason Flemyng and Polly Walker.
Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) serves as executive producer/writer and Danny Cannon serves as executive producer/director (Gotham, CSI series).
From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, DC origin story Pennyworth is a ten-episode, one-hour drama series based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London.