'Pennyworth': Paloma Faith cast in Epix series on Batman's butler
This 10-episode, one-hour drama series follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, who happens to be a former British SAS soldier in his 20s
Paloma Faith joined the cast of the upcoming Epix drama series 'Pennyworth'. She will be playing the role of Bet Sykes, a spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain. This 10-episode, one-hour drama series follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, who happens to be a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, he forms a security company and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.
Recently, Epix and Warner Bros. TV announced Jack Bannon, Ryan Fletcher, and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett have been cast in the series with Bannon playing the lead. Fletcher (Shetland and Outlanders) and Bennett (Casualty and Eastenders) will portray “Dave Boy” and “Bazza,” respectively. They are both lifelong friends of Alfred from their army days, serving in the same corps.
This series is based on the DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger and it will begin production October 22 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the UK. 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'.
Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series) will be directing the pilot. It was also revealed Ben Aldridge (Our Girl) will play the role of Thomas Wayne.