Epix revealed a first look at Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth in their upcoming television show, Pennyworth, during the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour.

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Not only did they reveal a first look at Alfred Pennyworth, but actor Jack Bannon detailed three things you need to know about Alfred for the show. They include the fact that he has “less grey hair.” He’s also younger and “is full of optimism.”

Ben Aldridge was much more forthcoming about his Thomas Wayne. He described him as “very much a mystery to both Alfred and to the audience.” He goes on to explain that he’s “whip smart, uber confident, super efficient in all his dealings and business.” He adds, “Maybe a little bit square but not totally uncool. There’s a hope, an element of kind of suave, old school Hollywood movie star to him.”

Faith Paloma who plays villainess Bet Sykes also revealed some details about her character. “It’s more about what she doesn’t say than what she says.” She would add that she has a “very restrained but secret penchant for violence.”

Pennyworth is supposed to take place as a prequel to Fox’s Gotham and is expected to debut sometime in June. Executive Producer Danny Cannon spoke at a TCA event where he revealed a number of key details about the show.

“It’s twentysomething years before Gotham, it’s a very different world; this is the DC version of 1960s London. 13 degrees history is different: It’s not the England we know. It looks and feels like, but if you look a little closer, (you ask) why is that like that? Why is that building there? What war is he talking about?”

He also described that the show will be “unhinged, R-Rated.” As for the villains he notes they will be looking to British literature for their villains explaining, “archetypal villains and classic villains of British literature; they’re all available to us.” He even teased that the descendants of Jack the Ripper will play villain.

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