Pennyworth is really starting to steamroll towards production. Yesterday, Jack Bannon was announced as Batman's future butler Alfred. Now, we have two more exciting casting additions for the upcoming DC Comics series.
Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett are set to star as series regulars in Pennyworth. The show is coming from Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television. The drama will be based on characters from the DC comics. Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon are executive producing this Batman prequel.
Pennyworth is set to start shooting next week, on Monday, October 22, 2013. Production will be taking place at Warner. Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the UK, where several other DC Comics movies have been shot, as well as the Harry Potter franchise. So there is a lot of history and magic locked away there, swirling around in the air, which is sure to land on this production as it gets underway.
Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett have been cast as series regulars in the upcoming Epix drama series Pennyworth. Fletcher and Bennett will portray "Dave Boy" and "Bazza," respectively; both are lifelong friends of Alfred's from their army days serving in the same corps.
Dave Boy, a haggard Highland Scotsman who is slowly drinking himself to death since leaving the army, is a close ally of Alfred and Bazza and also the most unpredictable of the trio. Bazza, a posh Bajan playboy, is highly proficient at logistics and a valued member of Alfred's team.
The 10-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20's, 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.
Fletcher's credits include Shetland and Outlander. Bennett's credits include Casualty and Eastenders. Pennyworth is the first television series to film at Leavesden. Epix, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises - all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices.
A destination for premium content, Epix is tripling the amount of original programming on the network beginning in 2018, with a roster of original series including Get Shorty starring Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano, spy thrillers Berlin Station and Deep State, the return of Mark Burnett's boxing competition series The Contender and late night stand-up comedy series Unprotected Sets from executive producer Wanda Sykes.
In 2019, the network will premiere new series Godfather of Harlem starring Forest Whitaker, Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman's butler Alfred, from DC and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, and Our Lady, LTD starring Sir Ben Kingsley. Launched in October 2009, EPIX is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.
A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT; David Makes Man, Love Is___ and Queen Sugar for OWN; Fuller House for Netflix; Krypton for SYFY; Pennyworth for Epix; Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists for Freeform; and You for Lifetime.