‘Pennyworth’: James Purefoy, Edward Hogg, Jessye Romeo, Ramon Tikaram & Harriet Slater Join Cast as Series Regulars
Deadline has revealed that the Epix Batman prequel ‘Pennyworth’ has added five new series regulars for season 2.
James Purefoy (‘Rome,’ ‘Sex Education’) will play Captain Gulliver Troy. 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.
Edward Hogg (‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘Anonymous’) will portray Colonel Salt. A would-be despot masquerading as an obedient civil servant, Salt is a calculating killer, whether by pen or sword.
Jessye Romeo (‘Curfew,’ ‘In the Long Run’) will play Katie Browning. An idealistic art student whose life is uprooted by civil war, Katie is righteous, defiant and wonderfully naive.
Ramon Tikaram (‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘EastEnders’) is Inspector Victor Aziz. Season one’s charming, sardonic Inspector Aziz returns, keeping his clear head and dry wit even as London descends into chaos.
Harriet Slater (‘Faunutland and the Lost Magic’) is Sandra Onslow. Budding 60s starlet, Alfie’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Sandra, is now a resident singer in his club, with dreams of becoming the next Sandie Shaw.
The rest of the cast consists of Jack Bannon (‘Clique,’ ‘Endeavor’), Ben Aldridge (‘Our Girl,’ ‘Fleabag’), Dorothy Atkinson (‘Harlots,’ ‘Hanna’), Emma Paetz (‘Gentlemen Jack,’ ‘Press’), Ryan Fletcher (‘Outlander,’ ‘Beats’), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (‘Catastrophe,’ ‘EastEnders’), Paloma Faith (‘The Umbrella Academy,’ ‘Youth’), Polly Walker (‘Rome,’ ‘Emma’), and Jason Flemyng (‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’).
The premise of the drama series is listed below:
“Alfred Pennyworth is 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, who has not yet become Bruce Wayne’s father.”
The series hails from Bruno Heller (‘Rome,’ ‘The Mentalist,’ ‘Gotham’) and Danny Cannon (‘Nikita,’ ‘The Tomorrow People,’ ‘Gotham’).
Filming is currently underway in Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the United Kingdom. Epix is eyeing a summer premiere for season 2 this year.
Jacob Tyler contributed to this article.