Meet Alfred for Gotham Spinoff Series, Pennyworth

Remember when we told you that the boss Bruno Heller behind FOX's Batman prequel series Gotham was developing a spinoff series about Alfred Pennyworth? Well, that's still happening, and as of today, we know who will be playing young Alfred.

According to The Hollywood ReporterJack Bannon has been tapped to bring the iconic future confidant of the Caped Crusader to life in Pennyworth, the spinoff series.

Meet Alfred for Gotham Spinoff Series, Pennyworth
Actor Jack Bannon, photo by Jennie Scott

Pennyworth will NOT be a straight up Gotham prequel series, even though the same showrunner Heller is at the helm of both.  Reportedly, the series will follow young Alfred, who is a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne in 1960s London.

Sounds pretty interesting actually, finally asking some of those questions about how Alfred becomes such a Wayne family loyalist after so many years.

THR goes on to describe young Mr. Pennyworth as "as a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty, he's the kind of person people would never take for a SAS killer. 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. He's a man on the make, who doesn't know what to make of himself yet."

Bannon previously appeared in The Intimidation Game alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as Fury.

Production on Pennyworth is scheduled to begin later this month on October 22nd in the UK, and an expected release date for the series is not known at this time.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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