Will there be a 'Pennyworth' Season 2? Release date, cast, plot and everything you need to know about Batman's butler Alfred's new adventures
SEASON 1 SPOILERS AHEAD
It has been an explosive start for 'Pennyworth' and now that Season 1 is done, it's an impatient wait for the new installment. 'Marianne Faithful' ended hinting at a potential Season 2. While there has been no official confirmation about a new season, it won't be surprising if the series is renewed considering the staggering hit it is with the audience. The prequel set in the '60s traced the life and times of Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), Batman's butler, and also gave him a backstory that was compelling to watch. He had his fair share of action as a former SAS and now wants to start a security service. Things don't go according to plan exactly though.
Ahead of the season finale, here's what we know about the new season:
'Pennyworth' premiered in July and should there be a season 2 with ten episodes again, expect the prequel to come in around the same time in 2020.
We can guess. The story will explain the aftermath of what happens in 'Marianne Faithfull.' Jason Flemyng's Lord Harwood of the Raven Society had the last laugh when he had his old guard Jarvis Pennyworth (Alfred's father) rig up a bomb capable enough to blasting the palace to kingdom come. Alfred tries convincing his dad, but his pleas go on deaf ears. Mr. P manages to blow up the place killing almost everyone, except Alfie who in the final few seconds of the episode emerges out of the palace with an unconscious queen in his arms.
The other important plotline the series will have to explain is the relationship between Martha Kane (Emma Paetz) and Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge). The season finale finally saw romance blossom between the two. Also, expect Alfie to tackle a new breed of villains in the new season.
Might we also see him go to the US?
Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, and Emma Paetz will almost certainly return to the fold as Alfred, Thomas Wayne, and Martha Kane. It remains to be seen in Alfie's loyal pals, Dave Boy (Ryan Fletcher) and Bazza (Hainsley Lloyd Bennett) return. Paloma Faith and Polly Walker as Bet and Peggy, the villainous Sykes sisters who were an absolute delight may return considering they are still alive and imprisoned by the end of Season 1.
Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon too may certainly return as the showrunners and executive producers.
Nope, sorry. Everything's still yet to be confirmed, but do watch this space for updates and when a trailer or a first-look drops, you'll find the update here.
In an exclusive with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) ahead of the season finale, Bannon hoped that there would be a Season 2. "We hope so, yeah. Who knows?" he said. When asked where we would see him next, "Hopefully more Pennyworth: he added. "That's my hope and I had so much fun doing it. Fingers crossed in the year if we'll start Season 2 but I'd also like to fit something in between," he said.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Pennyworth' Season 2.
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