British actor Jason Flemyng, who most people would recognize from Guy Richie’s movies Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, has been tapped to play the role of Lord Hardwood in the upcoming show Pennyworth. Pennyworth will be based on the early exploits of Alfred Pennyworth before Batman was even born.
Pennyworth will follow the adventures of SAS officer Alfred Pennyworth in 1960’s London. He will meet up with a very young Thomas Wayne after he sets up a security company that’s hired by the Waynes.
Lord Hardwood’s character is being described by “cultured, urbane, brilliant and supremely sure of himself” with a “sadistic, cruel nature [with] a veneer of charm”. In contrast to Hardwood’s character, the role of Pennyworth is being described as ‘boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London’.
The show will comes as a 10 episode series that will debut on Epix and comes from executive producer and writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer and director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series).