“Pennyworth: The Origin Of Batman’s Butler” follows Alfred’s early life as a spy-turned-butler who is living in London during the 1960s and walks a precarious path between two worlds as he battles his way through danger – while also looking after Bruce Wayne’s father, Thomas Wayne (played by Ben Aldridge). It’s also an action drama series, set in 1960s London and centered around Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not the playboy Bruce is today. “So essentially it’s kind of nice to see the early days of Alfred and Thomas Wayne and I mean that in all possible ways”.
Released On: October 6, 2022
Country: United States
Running Time: 47-71 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
Cast And Crew :
- Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth
- Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne
- Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Deon “Bazza” Bashford
- Ryan Fletcher as Wallace “Daveboy” MacDougal
- Dorothy Atkinson as Mary Pennyworth
- Ian Puleston-Davies as Arthur Pennyworth
- Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes
- Jason Flemyng as Lord James Harwood
- Polly Walker as Margaret “Peggy” Sykes
- Emma Paetz as Martha Kane
What is the series about?
“What I think is interesting about the idea of this series is the origin of Alfred Pennyworth, who is the most important character in the Batman mythos, but never has been given a proper story in terms of how that character evolved,” Amir Naderi said. Alfred’s first appearance was as a soldier in World War II. He made friends there, and then he fell out with them when we came back.
Why do they want to do a prequel?
“I think of it as an origin story, even though we have a 75-year-old Bruce Wayne ahead of us,” Heller said, adding that he sees the series as “the origins of Alfred Pennyworth, but also the beginnings of a friendship between him and Bruce Wayne. So it’s not going to be about finding out what happened to Bruce’s parents. The series was created by Bruno Heller, best known for creating the hit series “The Mentalist” and as executive producer of the hit series “Gotham”. Fans can expect to see more of a younger Bruce Wayne. He’s younger than in any other story we’ve seen in live-action. This is when he was still as far as we know before he became Batman. His father is alive, so there’s a very different dynamic in the Wayne family before this terrible event takes place. It’s about Alfred finding his feet in this new world and also finding himself in terms of who he wants to be.
Who should watch this series?
“I think fans of the genre are going to love this”. “The violence is turned way down, but it still has an active element and I feel like a lot of elements that people have come to expect in the DC universe in television, especially will be present”. We’re always looking at our stories through the lens of a character’s origin story, Miranda Priestly asks herself. In my case, I’m always thinking about how to make my words sound better.
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