Pennyworth is an American crime drama, created by the Gotham showrunners Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon and scored by Gotham composer David E. Russo. It is based on the Batman property by DC Comics, primarily focusing on a young Alfred Pennyworth and Thomas Wayne around twenty years prior to the time period of Gotham, taking place in a gritty London during the 1960s. The series was ordered for the first season of ten episodes, which began filming in October 2018 and was expected to air on Epix, July 28, 2019, before being released a week early on July 21.
Pennyworth follows "Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce's billionaire father, in 1960s London."
- Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth
- Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne
- Emma Paetz as Martha Kane
- Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy
- Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza
- Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes
- Jason Flemyng as Lord Harwood
Connection to Gotham
It is ambiguous as to whether or not the show is set within the same universe established in Gotham, which was also developed by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon. Although it has been previously claimed that the show is standalone and unrelated to Gotham, Danny Cannon has said it is part of the official canon of Gotham.