Pennyworth will return for Season 3 on HBO Max in 2022. The show is a Batman prequel series that focuses on the younger days of Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s butler. The show stars Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) as the titular character.
Fans have already seen that Alfred is an ex-SAS soldier and a trusted butler to Wayne. And the show is based in an alternate universe in 1960s London. The series also features Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne and Emma Paetz as Martha Kane, Bruce Wayne’s future parents.
Season 2 Surprising Twists
The show was originally developed for the Epix network and the show has garnered rave reviews from audience and critics alike. The first two seasons had surprising twists that have set the fans to expect more such turns in season 3.
The first two seasons have established Thomas Wayne as a CIA operative and Martha Kane as a revolutionary freedom fighter. Although, season 2 ended with an exciting revelation for fans. All along during the season, it was shown that Martha is pregnant with Thomas’ child. Many fans thought they will get to see baby Bruce. However, to everyone’s surprise, Martha gave birth to a daughter. This establishes that Bruce had an elder sister.
DCFanDome 2021: Pennyworth Updates
DCFanDome 2021 saw the show’s actors including Bannon and Aldridge attending the event. Fans got to see behind-the-scenes footage of the upcoming season thus confirming season 3 coming to HBO Max in 2022. Also, the first two seasons will transfer to HBO Max earlier in the year. Aldridge says season 3 will “dive in deeper into the lives of Alfred, Martha, Thomas, Bet Sykes, Lucius Fox, and all the other Pennyworth characters.” During the event, Bannon let slip a spoiler saying season 3 will take a five-year leap after season 2.
HBO Max: Central Repository for DC
It is no surprise that Pennyworth is bringing its third season on HBO Max. The streaming platform is quickly becoming the central repository of DC movies and shows. This comes after the rival Marvel Studios has made Disney its central repository. Hence, it’s no wonder Warner Bros. wants HBO Max to become all things DC.
Several DC movies are set to come on this streaming platform such as Batgirl, Blue Beetle, Black Canary, and Peacemaker. Pennyworth definitely feels at home in such a case.
The most interesting thing to see will be how the inclusion of an elder sibling will change the Batman mythos. With a 5-year jump, fans might expect to see Batman’s sibling as a young girl and maybe a chance at seeing baby Bruce. However, with so many twists in the first two seasons, there will certainly be more in season 3.