Before Alfred was Batman’s loyal manservant he was … well he was still Alfred, but he was, like, way cooler. He did awesome spy stuff! The messes he cleaned up [puts on sunglasses] were international incidents with the fate of the world at stake.
At least that is the premise of the new series Pennyworth, coming to EPIX later this summer. On the show, Alfred (played by Jack Bannon) is still a young man, working for Bruce Wayne’s pops Thomas many years before Bruce’s birth. The show will show how Alfred became Alfred, and presumably why he’s so loyal to the Wayne family (and so oddly adept at sewing battle wounds and fixing Batmobiles).
Watch the show’s full trailer above; Here’s the series’ synopsis:
Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred...