A teaser trailer for Pennyworth, featuring a young
James Bond Alfred Pennyworth, has been released. It hails from the same creative minds behind Fox’s Gotham, so brace yourself for the Batman mythos rewritten once again.
I mean it looks alright, but nothing in the teaser gives a glimpse at how Pennyworth will set itself apart from being a run-of-the-mill drama featuring a handsome British man. This could just as easily be young James Bond. Or it doesn’t even need to be centered on Alfred Pennyworth, it could have been a original story featuring original characters.
I’m going to need a proper trailer before I make my final decision. However, I do applaud the angle of fleshing out Alfred’s backstory beyond ‘butler.’
What did you think?
Synopsis: Pennyworth is a 10-episode, one-hour drama series based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London.
Pennyworth premieres this summer on Epix.