You may have forgotten that there is a Batman prequel series coming to Epix from the creators of Gotham. Now that I have reminded you about this series, centered around Alfred Pennyworth, Warner Bros. TV has found their man! Jack Bannon (Ripper Street, The Imitation Game) will play the 20 year old Alfred Pennyworth and will explore his early years as a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work for Thomas Wayne. Wayne will be played by Ben Aldridge (Fleabag, Skinny Dip).
In the press release sent out by WB, Alfred is described as:
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.
Production on the series will begin Monday, October 22, 2018, at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK. PENNYWORTH is from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series)
Photo credits: Warner Bros. Television Group