Polly Walker signs on for recurring role in Pennyworth
Deadline reports that Polly Walker, the Golden-Globe nominated actress from the short-lived HBO epic Rome, has signed on to star in a recurring role in the upcoming Batman prequel series Pennyworth from Epix.
Walker is set to play Peggy Sykes, the sister of the primary antagonist Bet Sykes, who is one of Lancashire’s busiest and most successful dominatrixes who is fiercely loyal to her family, endlessly resourceful and lives by her own strange yet rigorous moral code.
Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.
Alfred is described as a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. You would never take him for an SAS killer, thanks to his honest, open-faced, and witty demeanor. 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, and he doesn’t know what to make of himself yet.
The series comes from executive producer and writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer and director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series).
From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, the 10-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Production on the series will begin Monday, October 22, 2018, at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK.
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