Epix has finally found its Alfred for the upcoming Batman prequel series, Pennyworth. Jack Bannon (Fury, The Imitation Game) will be playing the younger version of the titular character who will go on to be Batman’s most trusted friend.
Announced earlier this year, Pennyworth will take place before Alfred goes to work for the Wayne family and will deal with his time when he had left the British SAS and formed a security firm. It is during this time he will meet Thomas Wayne in 1960s London.
The series is being headed up by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon who have served as executive produces on Gotham. They have made it clear, however, that this series is not connected to the current Fox series.
Pennyworth is expected to begin production next week, but no word as of yet as to when it will air.