It’s been a long wait for fans of Epix’s Pennyworth, the gritty Alfred Pennyworth origin story that has been hovering between a renewal and cancelation announcement for the duration of the pandemic.
However, the wait has been a fruitful one with HBO Max announcing over the weekend (at DC FanDome) that season three is a go.
However, the series is set to debut in 2022 as a HBO Max original, where it will join other DC properties such as Doom Patrol, Titans, and the upcoming Peacemaker series, in addition to seeing a 5 year time jump that is set to shift focus away from the civil war storyline of the first two seasons.
For the uninitiated/curious the first two seasons will also be available on the platform in early 2022, and are totally worth checking out.
The imaginative and irreverent series follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), before he becomes Bruce Wayne’s father.
Season three of the psychological thriller also stars Emma Paetz, Paloma Faith, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson, Ramon Tikaram, Harriet Slater and Simon Manyonda.
Season three begins after a five-year time jump: the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse – ushering in a new age of Super Heroes and Supervillains.
Based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, the ten-episode drama series from Warner Bros. Television is executive produced by Bruno Heller, Matthew Patnick, Danny Cannon and John Stephens.
The series is produced in the UK at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
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