Pennyworth season 2 will introduce the biggest Batman connection yet. The series focuses on the iconic Wayne family butler before the days of vigilante justice and well before the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne. However, fans are about to get a lot closer to the world that they know when season 2 is able to get back to work. Production started in January, but had to halt in March due to the ongoing public health crisis.

The Pennyworth season 2 announcement was made at today's DC FanDome event. During the panel for the series, executive producer Danny Cannon surprised cast members Ben Aldridge and Emma Paetz, who play Thomas Wayne and Martha Kane, with the news that "Martha gets pregnant." Baby Batman could appear by the conclusion of season 2, or he might make his first appearance on the series in time for season 3. Cannon did not clarify and it's really hard to tease things in advance these days.

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Before Pennyworth launched, Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller revealed that the series would one day get to the conception of Bruce Wayne. They made the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 during a live Q&A. As far as more teases for season 2, Cannon noted that Alfred is "desperate to get out of London and start the mythical life we know he had in America, but he's got family ties and loyalties in London, so he's torn." Thomas will go "back to America to recuperate" after being shot, "and starts moving up at the CIA." Martha stays back in London and, according to Cannon, goes through the most radical change because "she has gone full-on into the civil war."

In addition to In addition to Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge and Emma Paetz, Pennyworth stars Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, Dorothy Atkinson as Mrs. Pennyworth, and Polly Walker as Peggy Sykes. Paloma Faith and Jason Flemyng have recurring roles on the Epix series. It is believed that the entire cast is back on board for season 2, along with some new additions. The drama series follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who has not yet become Bruce Wayne's father, though season 2 will change that.

Pennyworth is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and was developed by Bruno Heller (Gotham) who executive produces with Danny Cannon (Gotham), and Matthew Patnick (Peaky Blinders). As of now, there is no update when the series will be able to go back into production. When production is able to resume, it is believed that they will have at least 5 months of work to do, which is pretty substantial. The Pennyworth news was first announced at the official DCFandome.com website earlier this afternoon.

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