DC Origin Story From Warner Horizon Scripted Television To Return in Summer 2020
New York, NY – February 26, 2020 – Premium cable network EPIX® announced today that Pennyworth, its critically acclaimed DC drama from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, has started production on season two. Season two introduces new series regulars James Purefoy (The Following, Sex Education, Altered Carbon), Edward Hogg (Taboo, Harlots, White Lightning), Jessye Romeo (Curfew, In the Long Run), Ramon Tikaram (Brassic, The Victim) and Harriet Slater (Faunutland and the Lost Magic). The 10-episode sophomore season began production in the UK in January 2020 – filming once again at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden – with an eye towards a summer 2020 premiere on EPIX.
CAPTAIN GULLIVER TROY – JAMES PUREFOY
Alfie’s former SAS Captain, Gulliver Troy is a charismatic, cultured brute and a powerful man of appetites – whether that be drink, women or danger.
COLONEL SALT – EDWARD HOGG
A would-be despot masquerading as an obedient civil servant, Salt is a calculating killer, whether by pen or sword.
KATIE BROWNING – JESSYE ROMEO
An idealistic art student whose life is uprooted by civil war, Katie is righteous, defiant and wonderfully naive.
INSPECTOR VICTOR AZIZ – RAMON TIKARAM
Season one’s charming, sardonic Inspector Aziz returns, keeping his clear head and dry wit even as London descends into chaos.
SANDRA ONSLOW – HARRIET SLATER
Budding 60s starlet, Alfie’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Sandra, is now resident singer in his club, with dreams of becoming the next Sandie Shaw.
The one-hour drama series follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who has not yet become Bruce Wayne’s father.
In addition to Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) and Aldridge (Our Girl, Fleabag), Pennyworth season two sees the return of stars Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), Dorothy Atkinson (Mr. Turner, Topsy-Turvy), and Polly Walker (Rome, Caprica), with Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and featuring multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma Faith.
Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Pennyworth was developed by Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) who executive produces with Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series) and Matthew Patnick (The Night Manager, Peaky Blinders).
ABOUT WARNER HORIZON SCRIPTED TELEVISION
A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand streaming marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT, Cherish the Day, David Makes Man and Queen Sugar for OWN, The Flight Attendant for HBO Max, Fuller House, Medical Police and You for Netflix, Pennyworth for EPIX, and The Right Stuff for National Geographic.
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games and the DC UNIVERSE subscription streaming service. For more information, visit dccomics.com
EPIX®, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX® has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; spy thriller Deep State; War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern; and docu-series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; as well as upcoming premieres of new series Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; docu-series Slow Burn based on the hit podcast and the two-part music docuseries Laurel Canyon. Launched in October 2009, EPIX® is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.
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