Pennyworth Season 2 Teaser Sets Premiere for December
Epix has released the first teaser for the upcoming second season of their Batman prequel series Pennyworth, providing us with our first glimpse at what to expect in the new episodes including Alfred, Thomas Wayne and Martha Kane’s impending move to America. The series is scheduled to make its return on Sunday, December 13. Check out the video in the player below along with the key art!
The network has also announced the addition of seven new cast members for Season 2 including Simon Manyonda (His Dark Materials) and Jessica de Gouw (The Hunting, Gretel and Hansel), who are set to portray the roles of Lucius Fox and Melanie Troy, respectively.
The official character descriptions for Lucius Fox and Melanie Troy are listed below:
“Lucius Fox is a young American scientist, precise to the point of pedantry, deliberately calm, honest, and direct to a fault; he suffers no fools gladly. His friends would say he’s a man of conscience; his enemies would say he’s judgmental and dogmatic. An integral part of the DC universe, this marks his introduction to the Wayne family.”
“Melanie Troy is a military orphan, who became a woman of the world far too young. She married a dominating older man, but with her wry intelligence and a sardonic sense of humor, she’s no submissive and gives as good as she gets. Introduced to Alfie as the wife of his former SAS Captain, the two kindred spirits have an immediate connection.”
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 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 stars Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Medici) as Alfred Pennyworth, Ben Aldridge (Fleabag) as Thomas Wayne, Emma Paetz as Martha Kane, 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.
James Purefoy (Altered Carbon), Edward Hogg (Taboo), Jessye Romeo (In the Long Run), Ramon Tikaram (Brassic) and Harriet Slater (Faunutland and the Lost Magic) have also been set as new series regulars for the second season.
Pennyworth comes from executive producer and writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI). The 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.