Production has begun on Season 2 of EPIX’s “Pennyworth” series, and the origin story for Batman’s butler Alfred has added five new series regulars to its cast.
The new cast members are James Purefoy (“Sex Education,” “Altered Carbon”), Edward Hogg (“Taboo,” “Harlots”), Jessye Romeo (“Curfew,” “In the Long Run”), and Harriet Slater (“Faunutland” and the Lost Magic”). Ramon Tikaram (“Brassic,” “The Victim”) returns from season one in a more regular role.
The 10-episode season has been shooting since January at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the U.K., where it shot Season 1. Season 2 is expected to premiere this summer.
The hourlong drama series follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), “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 (Ben Aldridge), who has not yet become Bruce Wayne’s father,” according to EPIX.
Alongside Bannon and Aldridge, season two will also see the return of cast members like pop singer Paloma Faith, Emma Paetz (“Gentleman Jack”), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (“Eastenders”), Ryan Fletcher (“Outlander”), Dorothy Atkinson (“Mr. Turner,” “Topsy-Turvy”), Polly Walker (“Rome,” “Caprica”), and Jason Flemyng (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”).
The series is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. Bruno Heller (“Gotham,” “The Mentalist,” “Rome”) developed it for EPIX and executive produces with Danny Cannon (“Gotham,” “CSI series”) and Matthew Patnick (“The Night Manager,” “Peaky Blinders”).
Here are the character descriptions for the new additions, from EPIX:
CAPTAIN GULLIVER TROY – JAMES PUREFOY
Alfie’s former SAS Captain, Gulliver Troy is a charismatic, cultured brute and a powerful man of appetites – whether that be drink, women or danger.
COLONEL SALT – EDWARD HOGG
A would-be despot masquerading as an obedient civil servant, Salt is a calculating killer, whether by pen or sword.
KATIE BROWNING – JESSYE ROMEO
An idealistic art student whose life is uprooted by civil war, Katie is righteous, defiant and wonderfully naive.
INSPECTOR VICTOR AZIZ – RAMON TIKARAM
Season one’s charming, sardonic Inspector Aziz returns, keeping his clear head and dry wit even as London descends into chaos.
SANDRA ONSLOW – HARRIET SLATER
Budding 60s starlet, Alfie’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Sandra, is now resident singer in his club, with dreams of becoming the next Sandie Shaw.
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