“Gotham” boss Bruno Heller has found his butler. Jack Bannon has been cast in the titular leading role in “Pennyworth,” Epix’s upcoming Batman prequel series.
The 10-episode, one-hour drama series will follow 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.
Per the official character description, “Alfred Pennyworth is a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty; you’d never take him for an 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’s previous notable credits include “The Imitation Game” and “Ripper Street.”
“Pennyworth” hails from executive producer/writer Heller and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (“Gotham,” “CSI”). The series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger
Production on the series begins Oct. 22 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the UK.