If you had told me at the start of the year that one of the new DC shows I’d be most curious about would be the Gotham spinoff show about a young Alfred Pennyworth and his early day adventures with Thomas Wayne, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Sure, the producer’s promises of an “unhinged, rated R” show sounded intriguing, but the initial premise seemed to act as a bit of a wall of uncertainty for me. Thankfully the show’s first trailer back in April helped stir interest on my end and now fans have a new trailer from Epix for the upcoming Pennyworth!
Watch the new trailer below!
The trailer opens with the future butler to the Dark Knight waking from a PTSD-tinged nightmare and attending the funeral for a comrade of the British SAS. Soon after Alfred meets his future employer, as well as an apparent love interest who calls him “Alfie.” Things soon turn south though when said-girlfriend is abducted and seems to be held for a ransom involving Wayne. However, as Thomas Wayne wisely notes, “If they kill me, they have to kill you” to the show’s titular protagonist and the montage of Alfred unleashing a big old can of whoop-ass launches from there.
I still don’t know if I am completely onboard by Pennyworth yet, but I have to admit the show is winning me over with each passing update. This new trailer shows some rather visually impressive camerawork and Jack Bannon is rocking it as a youthful Alfred Pennyworth, reminding me a bit of Michael Caine’s version of the character from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
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