Ben Aldridge joins Epix’s Pennyworth prequel as Thomas Wayne
Ben Aldridge (Fleabag, Skinny Dip) will be joining the previously announced Jack Bannon as Thomas Wayne in Epix’s Pennyworth, the Batman prequel that will tell the origin story of Bruce Wayne/Batman’s best friend and butler.
Aldridge’s previous credits include the comedy-drama film Toast, and the TV movie Skinny Dipp. He has appeared onstage in shows such as American Psycho, The Lyons, and Romeo and Juliet. His television credits include Reign, Fleabag, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Detour, First Light, and most recently, Our Girl.
Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), 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, in 1960s London.
Thomas Wayne is described as a young, fresh-faced billionaire hailing from the east coast of the United States. Confident and extremely disciplined, this young aristocrat meets an unlikely business partner in Alfred Pennyworth.
Pennyworth 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.