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Pennyworth renewed for second season at Epix


Story by Jack Foley

PENNYWORTH, the series about the early life of Batman’s butler Alfred, has been renewed for a second season at Epix.

The series, from Warner Bros. TV and DC Entertainment, will get a second round of 10 episodes in 2020, with production on the sophomore run due to begin in January at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK.

Announcing the decision, Epix president Michael Wright said: “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.”

The series, based on DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, comes from former Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller and exec producer-director Danny Cannon.

It stars Jack Bannon as the young Alfred, who, in Pennyworth, is a former British SAS soldier who goes to work for a young billionaire named Thomas Wayne (played by Ben Aldridge) in 1960s London. Thomas Wayne has not yet become Bruce Wayne’s father.