Emma Paetz casts as Martha Kane in Epix’s Pennyworth
Deadline reports that Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack) has signed on as a series regular in Epix’s upcoming Batman prequel series Pennyworth. Paetz is set to portray the role of Bruce Wayne’s mother Martha Kane. In addition, Jessica Ellerby (Lovesick) has also been cast for a recurring role as The Queen.
Pennyworth will star Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Medici) as Alfred Pennyworth, Ben Aldridge (Fleabag) as Thomas Wayne, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza, Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes, Jason Flemyng (The Curios Case of Benjamin Button) as Lord Harwood and Polly Walker as Peggy Sykes.
The series follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father.
Alfred Pennyworth 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.
Pennyworth comes from executive producer and writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI), who will also direct.
The 10-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Production on the Warner Horizon Scripted Television series began last October at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK.