Emma Paetz and Jessica Ellerby have been cast in the upcoming Batman prequel series Pennyworth, according to Deadline. Paetz, who is known for Gentleman Jack, will be a series regular and Ellerby (Lovesick) will recur in the series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Paetz will play Martha Kane, the eventual mother of Bruce Wayne and Ellerby will recur as The Queen.
Coming to EPIX, Pennyworth is based on the characters from DC Comics and is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, UK.
Pennyworth comes to us from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series). The 10-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.
The series follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London. The series also stars multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma Faith as “Bet Sykes” and Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as “Lord Harwood.”
Emma Paetz is a relative newcomer who has been seen in Gentleman Jack and Final Girls. Jessica Ellerby is known for Get Him to the Greek and Hollow.
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