Jack Bannon To Play Alfred In Batman Prequel PENNYWORTH; New Plot Details Revealed

Jack Bannon To Play Alfred In Batman Prequel PENNYWORTH; New Plot Details Revealed

Jack Bannon To Play Alfred In Batman Prequel PENNYWORTH; New Plot Details Revealed

We've known for a while now that the makers of Gotham are working on another Batman prequel (this time revolving around a young Alfred Pennyworth) and now an actor has been found to play the future butler!

While it's still not clear just how closely related to Gotham it will end up being, the show's producers (Bruno Heller and director Danny Cannon) are hard at work on Epix's Pennyworth and have now found their Alfred. He will be played by Jack Bannon, an English actor whose credits include The Imitation Game and TV shows like Ripper and Endeavour. This is by far the actor's biggest role to date, however. 

Production will reportedly begin at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios in the UK on October 22nd, making it the first TV series to shoot at a location which is normally reserved for big budget blockbusters like Harry Potter, The Dark Knight, and Wonder Woman. So, what should we expect from the series?

Well, it's said that it will follow Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20’s, 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. This take on Alfred is described as being boyishly handsome (which describes Bannon), 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. So, it certainly matches the comic books in some respects but do we need an origin story for Alfred? Time will tell on that front!

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