Deadline is exclusively reporting that Emma Paetz and Jessica Ellerby are the latest names to join the cast of Epix’s Batman prequel series Pennyworth.
The series will revolve around Alfred, the best friend, butler and father figure to Bruce Wayne. It’s stated that the series will not be a Gotham spinoff , but an entirely new story exploring Alfred’s origins as a former British SAS Soldier who forms a secret company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s father, in 1960’s London.
Emma Paetz (whose credits include Final Girl and Gentleman Jack) has signed up for a series regular role as Martha Kane, who eventually will become Martha Wayne, mother of Bruce.
Jessica Ellerby (whose credits include Lovesick and Benidrom) has signed up for a recurring role as The Queen.
Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller will be writing and executive producing the series, reuniting him with Danny Cannon, who will also executive produce as well as direct the pilot.