As Pennyworth comes to WonderCon, it was enjoyable to hear from the cast. That being said, this year’s [email protected] panel didn’t leave much to report. Entertainment Weekly’s Christian Holub acted as moderator while the cast was able to talk about the current season , in terms of teasers, nothing really new came out. The show creator, Bruno Heller, kept referring to “season three,” but there’s been no official announcement that the series has been renewed. Since Jack Bannon , Ben Aldridge , Emma Paetz , and Simon Manyonda were the cast members who participated in the panel, a lot of the questions were about Batman and how the characters are progressing towards their comic book fates.
So what is Pennyworth about? Pennyworth is based on Batman and other DC Comics characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. The drama stars Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Emma Paetz, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Polly Walker, Jason Flemyng, Dorothy Atkinson, Paloma Faith, James Purefoy, Edward Hogg, Jessye Romeo, Ramon Tikaram, Harriet Slater, Simon Manyonda, and Jessica de Gouw. The story unfolds in 1960s London and follows former British SAS soldier Alfred Pennyworth who works for American billionaire Thomas Wayne (Aldridge), the future father of Bruce “Batman” Wayne. Season two picks up a year after the explosive events of the first season when England finds itself embroiled in a devastating civil war. North London remains one of the few resistance holdouts remaining. Now running a black-market Soho club with his mates, Deon “Bazza” Bashford (Bennett) and Wallace “Daveboy” MacDougal (Fletcher), Pennyworth’s in search of a way out – before London and his country burn themselves to the ground. And he’s got his eye on America.
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