‘Pennyworth': Jason Flemyng Cast as Villain Lord Hardwood in Epix Batman Prequel Series

Actor joins Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne and Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth

Jason Flemyng has been cast as the villain Lord Hardwood in the Batman prequel series “Pennyworth,” Epix announced Tuesday.

Flemyng joins a cast that already includes Ben Aldridge, Jack Bannon, Paloma Faith, Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett. His character, Lord Hardwood, is described as an “upper class Englishman; he’s cultured, urbane, brilliant and supremely sure of himself. His sadistic, cruel nature has a veneer of charm.”

“Pennyworth” is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. The 10-episode, one-hour drama follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his twenties, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Aldridge), who is not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.

Currently in production at Warner Bros. studios in Leavesden, “Pennyworth” comes from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“Gotham,” “The Mentalist,” “Rome”) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (“Gotham,” “CSI” series).

Flemyng’s recent credits include “The Missing,” “Jamestown” and “The Journey.”