'Pennyworth' Season 3 on HBO Max: How did Alfred become Wayne family's butler?
'Pennyworth' has been one of the high-streaming series since its launch in 2019 on Epix. The series explores the early life of the titular Wayne family butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British soldier of the Special Air Service (SAS), years before the events of Gotham. After serving in the Malayan Emergency, he aims to form his own security company in an alternate history in London, which combines aspects of the early 1960s with invented events and practices inspired by 'V for Vendetta', such as a modern civil war and televised public executions. The series is executive produced by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon and stars Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, a younger version of the iteration of the character previously portrayed by Sean Pertwee in Heller's and Cannon's Fox series 'Gotham' (2014 to 2019), with the series serving as a prequel to both 'Gotham', and 'V for Vendetta', by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
Jack Bannon, the 31-year-old, is an English actor, known for his role as Christopher Morcom in 'The Imitation Game,' as Sam Thursday on the ITV drama series 'Endeavour' (2013 to 2018), and as Alfred Pennyworth on the Epix crime drama series 'Pennyworth'. Read more to find out more about how Bannon's Pennyworth became the famous Wayne family's butler.
How did Alfred become Wayne's Family butler?
In the first season of Pennyworth, a young Alfred sleeps with Queen Elizabeth II after serving in the Malayan Emergency, before working as a bouncer at an exclusive London club while starting up his own security firm. Alfred becomes a target of the fascist Raven Society, a group conspiring to take over the British government, and begins working against them alongside American agents of the No Name League, Thomas Wayne, and Martha Kane, the future parents of Bruce Wayne and in the second season, it shows that Martha becomes pregnant following a brief affair with Thomas Wayne. In the second season finale, she marries Thomas and gives birth to a girl and this is the way they get close and will soon become the famous Wayne family butler and future Bruce's godparent after Martha and Thomas die.
Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Paloma Faith, and Jason Flemyng had been cast in series regular roles in October 2018, with Bannon starring as the lead title character. Polly Walker joined the cast in a recurring capacity in December. Emma Paetz and Jessica Ellerby were cast in the series as Martha Kane and The Queen, respectively in March 2019.
Titled 'Silver Birch', the next episode is slated to release on HBO Max on October 13, 2022, at 12 am PT/3 am ET.