At your majesty’s service!
Fans can’t get enough of EPIX® drama Pennyworth the DC drama from Warner Horizon Scripted Television has getting the Greenlight for a Season two! The second season will start filming in the UK January 2020 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. The series is based on characters for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger and the team behind Gotham executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series) brought it to life based in a gritty realism with a dark graphic novel twist. This isn’t the Batman series a lot of fans grew up with but I for one became a fan from the first episode!
The series gave fans a chance to meet Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) who will one day become Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler. This series is about the young Alfred in a swinging 1960’s London that shapes the man who one day will be a surrogate father to the legendary Batman. We get to learn about his being a former British SAS soldier, a bouncer, an entrepenuer and not a gentleman who has great friends in Bazza Bashford (Hainsley Lloyd Bennet), Dave Boy MacDougal (Ryan Fletcher) and loving parents during the upheaval of threats to the monarchy and British Democracy. We get to meet a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) and Martha Kane (Emma Paetz) who dabble with the two factions hellbent and taking over the country.
“Pennyworth has been a big hit for us, embraced by critics and fans alike. It was the highest-performing original series ever to premiere on EPIX, more than doubling the viewership of the shows that came before it. Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and WBTV have delivered a brilliant, must watch series. We can’t wait to work with this phenomenal cast and creative team on another exciting season.”Michael Wright, President, EPIX
The cast includes star Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) and Ben Aldridge (Our Girl, Fleabag), Pennyworth season one stars included Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), Dorothy Atkinson (Mr. Turner, Topsy-Turvy), Ian Puleston-Davies (Coronation Street), Polly Walker (Rome, Caprica), with multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma Faith, and Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
ABOUT WARNER HORIZON SCRIPTED TELEVISION: A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand streaming marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT, Cherish the Day, David Makes Man and Queen Sugar for OWN, The Flight Attendant for HBO Max, Fuller House, Medical Police and You for Netflix, Pennyworth for EPIX, and The Right Stuff for National Geographic.
ABOUT EPIX: EPIX®, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX® has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; Get Shorty, featuring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano; spy thriller Deep State; and docu-series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; and PUNK from John Varvatos and Iggy Pop; as well as upcoming premieres of new series Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Naeme and the creative team from Downton Abbey; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast and the two-part music docuseries Laurel Canyon. Launched in October 2009, EPIX® is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.