Pennyworth is coming to the UK. StarzPlay has acquired the UK rights to Epix’s Batman prequel series after striking a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The series will premiere on the streaming service later this year.
Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.
The drama series, which hails from Gotham creator Bruno Heller and is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, is produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television and stars Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Emma Paetz, Polly Walker and Emma Corrin. Pennyworth was shot in the UK at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon are the executive producers
In addition to the UK market, Starz’s streaming service has also secured rights to Pennyworth for Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria and Latin America. At StarPlay UK, the show joins a growing slate of first run US acquisitions that includes: Syfy’s Deadly Class; Starz’s The Spanish Princess, Vida, and Sweetbitter; Hulu’s Castle Rock, Harlots and The Act; and AT&T’s Audience Network’s Mr. Mercedes.
Check out the trailer for Pennyworth below: