Pennyworth season two brings a surprise for Martha Kane – can you guess what it is?
Set in 1960s London, the DC drama series is the origin story of Batman’s butler, the titular Alfred Pennyworth portrayed by Jack Bannon, who works for young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) and Martha Kane (Emma Paetz).
Pennyworth is the second live-action TV show to explore characters and settings from the world of Batman prior to becoming the Caped Crusader with Gotham– revolving around Commissioner Gordon- also from Pennyworth creator Bruno Heller, being the first. While Gotham managed to make young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) a part of it, the expectation was that Pennyworth which takes place even earlier than Gotham wouldn’t have any appearance from Bruce. But it looks like he’ll be appearing anyway – as an embryo at least!
At the Pennyworth panel at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Saturday, September 12, which featured cast members jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Emma Paetz, Paloma Faith as well as executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, they have revealed what to expect from the sophomore season of the series, with Heller dropping the news that Martha ( Paetz) is pregnant with future Bruce Wayne.
This follows the announcement at the DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes event on August 22, where it was revealed that DC character Lucius Fox would be joining the series in season two, although the role is yet-to-be cast. Other than that, we already know from announcements earlier this year that James Purefoy, Edward Hogg, Jessye Romeo, Ramon Tikaram, and Harriet Slater would be series regulars in the upcoming season.
In addition season two of Pennyworth will see the return of stars Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson, and Polly Walker, alongside recording artist Paloma Faith and Jason Flemyng. Based on characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger for DC, Pennyworth was developed by Heller who will also be co-exec producing with Danny Cannon and Matthew Patnick.
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