It wasn’t too long ago that the final episode of the Batman pre-history series ended after several thrilling seasons and while initially I was slightly against it, when it all came to the dramatic ending I rather liked it. Now let’s get talking about “Pennyworth” which goes further back in time and is revealing the ancient history of Bruce Wayne’s faithful manservant, Alfred Pennyworth. The trailer for the show just dropped so take a look down below and then review some premise and main casting. I will come back at the close for good measure.
The Premise: Pennyworth follows the Wayne family’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne in 1960s London.”
The Cast and Characters:
Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth
Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne
Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy
Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza
Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes
Jason Flemyng as Lord Harwood
Emma Paetz as Martha Kane
Polly Walker as Peggy Sykes
Jessica Ellerby as The Queen
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As much as I like the character and really enjoyed his portrayal in “Gotham” by Sean Pertwee, I am not 100% sold on a pre-history of Alfred Pennyworth. Sure the trailer looks exciting but maybe as a one-shot film for the DC Universe streaming service more than anything else. As I don’t have the Epix channel in my cable subscription plan I will not be seeing this series until it makes its way over to something else that I pay for. IMHO, this might have worked better on The CW where DC has a whole crop of other universe of shows. Since this is more of an intrigue and spy thriller sort of show, it might have been a welcome change and not be considered yet another superhero show. What did you readers think about this trailer? You can chime in down below in the comments section. The show will begin in July according to what I’m reading. See you next time.
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennyworth_(TV_series)