Epix has just dropped the first trailer for Pennyworth.
Gotham is over. Matt Reeves’ The Batman is currently being built over at Warner Bros and now Epix has dropped the first trailer for their new series, Pennyworth.
Pennyworth follows the backstory of Bruce Wayne’s long time butler, guardian and co-conspirator Alfred Pennyworth who is fresh off his military service to the Queen and is starting his own independent security firm. By doing this, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) meets Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) whom inquires about his services.
In addition to the full trailer, Epix has released artwork to accompany the trailer. The artwork has a very old school Bond film feel to it which suggests that Pennyworth will be a spy epic as opposed to a comic book action story.
Recently, executive producer Danny Cannon spoke out about the creation of the series:
“I went back and watched Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer movies, and the first couple James Bond movies, because going back to that Cold War kind of story telling I liked going tack into this period because all our Berlin movies and Russian espionage movies, it was like the British version of westerns. Like there was a wild west quality to the Cold War. Because after the war was done, we knew there was a nuclear bomb, and we were capable of terrible things, but the spying and the style in which it was done, and the dignity with which it was done, and the charm with which it was done I thought all reminded me of what Bruno had been talking about. So going back to those movies, and watching what was good about Michael Caine back there was he didn’t hide his accent. And the fact that Harry Palmer was very unpopular, but he just got the job done. Because he called everything as it was. His feet were firmly placed in the ground, he’d look people in the eye and I really appreciated that, James Bond, same thing too.”
Pennyworth is scheduled to premier on Epix on July 28th