Even though one Batman prequel saga is ready to wrap up with the series finale of Gotham, another door is set to open with Epix’s Pennyworth. A new trailer for the forthcoming prequel series has arrived, highlighting the importance of young Alfred Pennyworth. The series goes back to the ’60s and follows Batman’s future butler as a much younger man. However, Alfred’s story goes far beyond the Dark Knight.
In the clip, we see glimpses of Alfred’s past as a SAS agent. It also features the first meeting between Alfred (Jack Bannon) and Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge). It’s unclear what history they share with each other. Regardless, Thomas is impressed enough to offer Alfred a job on the spot. In the DC universe, Thomas and Martha Wayne are the parents of Bruce Wayne. After Thomas and Martha were killed, Alfred raised Bruce and watched over him as he took on the mantle of Batman. It’s still one of the most iconic origin stories in comics.
The first look at Pennyworth arrived last month. Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Paloma Faith, and Jason Flemyng co-star in the series.
Pennyworth has a number of Gotham veterans behind it. Danny Cannon serves as director, while executive producer and writer Bruno Heller is also on board. Epix will premiere the series on July 28.
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