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Posted Tuesday 12/04/18 at 1:01PM EST
Batman prequel Pennyworth adds Polly Walker
The British actress and Rome alum is joining the Epix series as Peggy Sykes, "one of Lancashire’s busiest and most successful dominatrixes. The sensible matriarch in a family of maniacs, Peggy is fiercely loyal, endlessly resourceful and lives by her own strange but rigorous moral code."
Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 2:31PM EDT
Pennyworth adds Paloma Faith as "sadistic" villain Bet Sykes
The British singer, songwriter and actress is joining the Epix Batman prequel series as the “spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain."
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 4:02PM EDT
Epix finds its Alfred Pennyworth in the TV series telling the origin story of Batman's butler
British actor Jack Bannon will take on the title role in Pennyworth, from the producers of Gotham. Epix has also cast British actor Ben Aldridge as a young Thomas Wayne, father of Bruce Wayne.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Why is Hollywood so obsessed with Batman prequels? Blame Smallville!
The news that Gotham creator Bruno Heller was making another Batman prequel, based on the Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth, begs the question: Why? "Why continue to flash back to a time when the World’s Greatest Detective was nowhere close to being that?" says Tom Speelman. "Well, half of it is just Warner Bros. doubling down on its golden goose. If people like Batman, executives figure, they want to see everything he was before Batman, right? If they get invested in his build up, we can keep them watching for as long as we want! Love it or hate it, Smallville‘s decade on the air set the precedent for this sort of thinking."
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Epix orders new Batman prequel series Pennyworth from Gotham showrunner
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The origin story of Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's best friend and butler, will be told on Pennyworth, which has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order at Epix. Although Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller will lead the new Batman prequel, it is not a Gotham spinoff.