Paloma Faith joins Epix Pennyworth series as main villain
Comic Book Resources has brought word that the upcoming Pennyworth series at Epix has found its main villain in singer and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus co-star Paloma Faith.
Faith will portray Bet Sykes, a character described as malevolent, sharp-tongued and sadistic, marking her as a formidable villain for the prequel series following the man who will become a father figure and mentor for The Dark Knight.
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 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 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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