Epix’s Pennyworth Batman prequel adds Ryan Fletcher & Hainsley Lloyd Bennett
Epix has revealed that Ryan Fletcher (Shetland, Outlander) and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Casualty, Eastenders) will be starring as series regulars in Pennyworth alongside the previously announced Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge, the series leads.
Fletcher will play Dave Boy, a haggard Highland Scotsman who is slowly drinking himself to death since leaving the army. He is a close ally of Alfred and Bazza (Bennett) and also the most unpredictable of the trio.
Bazza, who will be portrayed by Bennett, is 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.
Pennyworth is a Batman prequel that follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.
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Alfred Pennyworth is described as a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. You would never take him for an SAS killer, thanks to his honest, open-faced, and witty demeanor. 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, and he doesn’t know what to make of himself yet.
Pennyworth comes from executive producer and writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer and director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series).
From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, the 10-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Production on the series will begin Monday, October 22, 2018, at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK.