Get ready to see the youngest version of Alfred onscreen to date, as the Pennyworth series has officially cast its titular character.
According to a report by THR, The Imitation Game star Jack Bannon has been selected for the titular role in new Epix series, Pennyworth. The show comes from Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller.
While this will not be a prequel to Gotham, it will revolve around an Alfred that’s in his 20’s, having served in the British Army. The show will see Alfred forming a security company, which leads him to meet Thomas Wayne in the 1960’s.
According to the report, Alfred is a “a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty, people would never take him for an SAS killer. 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. He’s a man on the make, who doesn’t know what to make of himself yet.”
Pennyworth, based on DC characters created by Bill Fingr and Bob Kane, will be the first DC TV show on Epix. The show has already received a 10-episode order and is being co-produced and directed by Gotham’s Danny Cannon. Production will begin in Warner Bros studio in the United Kingdom on October 22nd.