At DC FanDome, HBO Max announced that Season 3 of Pennyworth from Warner Bros. Television, would be moving to the service and become a Max original. The announcement came via Jack Bannon, who plays Alfred Pennyworth, along with Ben Aldris (Thomas Wayne), who also shared some behind-the-scenes footage as Season 3 continues its production. Season 3 will be ten episodes and will hit HBO Max in 2022. The first two seasons will also be available on the service in early 2022.
From HBO Max, the DC origin series follows “Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), before he becomes Bruce Wayne’s father.”
The first two seasons of the series premiered on Epix, the cable network owned by MGM. However, as HBO Max has become the center for all things DC entertainment, it only makes sense that the series moves to the service. HBO Max has also confirmed that Season 3 will feature a considerable time jump from the first season saying that Season 3 “begins after a five-year time jump: the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse – ushering in a new age of Super Heroes and Supervillains.”
The series is executive produced by Bruno Heller, Matthew Patnick, Danny Cannon, and John Stephens. It is also produced in the UK at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. Heller also serves as the showrunner on Pennyworth. In a 2019 interview with Variety, Heller spoke about his excitement for doing an origin story about Batman’s butler.
“Alfred is an extremely well-known mythic character that no one knows the backstory of. There’s a great amount of leeway to tell any kind of story you want,” Heller explained. “There was a real story to be told, just with the simple question of how does a SAS soldier become a butler? That’s a strange journey. And how did he get from London to America?”
The rest of the cast for Season 3 of Pennyworth includes Emma Paetz, Paloma Faith, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson, Ramon Tikaram, Harriet Slater, and Simon Manyonda.