Epix’s Batman prequel series Pennyworth is really getting a jog on with its casting this week. The upcoming show has just announced two new additions in the forms of Ryan Fletcher (Outlander) and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Casualty).
Fletcher will play Dave Boy, who is described as “a haggard Highland Scotsman who is slowly drinking himself to death since leaving the army. He is a close ally of Alfred and Bazza and also the most unpredictable of the trio.”
Bennett is Bazza, “a posh Bajan playboy who is highly proficient at logistics and a valued member of Alfred’s team. Dave Boy and Bazza are both lifelong friends of Alfred’s from their army days serving in the same corps.”
They join Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth and Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne.
Alfred is described as “a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty, he’s the kind of person people would never take for a 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.”
Thomas is a “young, fresh-faced billionaire hailing from the East Coast of the United States. Confident and extremely disciplined, this young aristocrat meets an unlikely business partner in Alfred Pennyworth”
Pennyworth is based on the DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Heller is set to write and executive produce. Gotham‘s Danny Cannon will also return to executive produce and direct the pilot episode. Production will start this October at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden.
The series is coming from Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller, but reportedly will not serve as a Gotham sequel. Instead, it will be a practically unrelated 10-episode scripted drama about Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth.
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