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Pennyworth': Paloma Faith Joins Epix Batman Prequel Series as ‘Sadistic’ Villain Bet Sykes

The 10-episode drama follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, played by Jack Bannon

The cast of Epix’s upcoming Batman prequel series “Pennyworth” continues to grow.

Paloma Faith has joined the cast, which already includes Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge, as Bet Sykes, who is described as a “spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain.”

The 10-episode, one-hour drama will follow Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.

Production on the series — based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger — begins Monday, Oct. 22 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the UK.

The cast also includes Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, who will take on the series regular roles of Dave Boy and Bazza, respectively — both lifelong friends of Alfred’s from their army days.

“Pennyworth” comes from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“Gotham,” “The Mentalist,” “Rome”) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (“Gotham,” “CSI” series), and Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

Faith is repped by United Agents, Managers Lateral Management and CAA.