Pennyworth: Batman’s butler begins in new trailer and poster

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Batman’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth, is getting his own TV show. The prequel series Pennyworth has a new trailer and poster, which you can watch right here…

Jack Bannon – who you may have seen in The Imitation Game – has signed up for the title role, and you can get your best look yet at his performance as Alfred in the trailer below.

You can watch the Pennyworth trailer here…


And here’s the teaser that preceded it…

Also, here’s that poster…


Pennyworth comes to us from writer Bruno Heller and director Danny Cannon, who previously collaborated on Fox’s Batman prequel series, Gotham. They’re certainly carving out a niche for themselves in the DC prequel business!

Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Emma Paetz and Polly Walker join Jack Bannon in the cast.

Here’s the official synopsis for the show…

“From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, DC origin story Pennyworth is a ten-episode, one-hour drama series 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 who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London.”

Pennyworth is headed to American network Epix, where it will premiere on 28 July. It doesn’t have a UK broadcaster yet, but we’ll let you know if that changes.