Jack Bannon to star in title role of 'Pennyworth' based on DC character

Jack Bannon to star in title role of 'Pennyworth' based on DC character

Epix and Warner Bros. TV have finally found their Alfred Pennyworth. Jack Bannon has been cast in the lead role of Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming Epix drama series 'Pennyworth', from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, based on the characters from DC.

This 10-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger and will begin production October 22 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK.


The series follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.

Bannon’s Pennyworth is a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty; you'd never take him for a SAS killer. Alfred doesn't know how to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he used to be with the cold, calculated killer he was forced to become. He's a man on the make, who doesn't know what to make of himself yet. Bannon is an English actor and played roles such as Christopher Morcom in 'The Imitation Game', and in the TV series 'Ripper', 'Endeavour', 'The Loch' and 'Clique'. 


Bruno Heller ('Gotham', 'The Mentalist', 'Rome') and Danny Cannon ('Gotham', 'CSI series') will be directing the pilot. It has also been revealed that Ben Aldridge ('Our Girl') will play the role of Thomas Wayne.

Older versions of Alfred were portrayed by various actors in TV and movies. The list includes Sean Pertwee in Bruno and Danny’s 'Gotham', Alan Napter in the 1960s film, Michael Gough in the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher Batman film series, Michael Caine in The Dark Knight trilogy and Jeremy Irons in 'Batman vs Superman' and 'Justice League'.

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