'Pennyworth': Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett cast in Epix series on Batman's butler
Epix and Warner Bros. TV have already announced Jack Bannon as the lead in the drama series 'Pennyworth'
Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett have been cast as series regulars in the upcoming EPIX drama series 'Pennyworth'. 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 young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.
Epix and Warner Bros. TV have already announced Jack Bannon as the lead in the drama series 'Pennyworth', from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, based on the characters from DC. Fletcher (Shetland and Outlanders) and Bennett (Casualty and Eastenders) will portray “Dave Boy” and “Bazza,” respectively; both are lifelong friends of Alfred’s from their army days serving in the same corps.
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. Bruno Heller ('Gotham', 'The Mentalist', 'Rome') and Danny Cannon ('Gotham', 'CSI series') will be directing the pilot. It was also 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'.
'Pennyworth' is from executive producer/writer Heller ('Gotham', 'The Mentalist', 'Rome') and executive producer/director Cannon ('Gotham', 'CSI series').