Emma Paetz (“Gentleman Jack”) is set as a series regular and Jessica Ellerby (“Lovesick”) will recur opposite Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge in Epix’s Batman prequel series “Pennyworth”.
The ten-episode, hourlong drama series follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Aldridge) in 1960s London.
Paetz will portray Martha Kane, who eventually will become Martha Wayne, mother of Bruce. Ellerby will recur as The Queen. Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng, Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett co-star.
“Gotham” producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon executive produce with filming now underway in the UK.