Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20's, forms a security company in 1960's London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), years before he becomes Bruce Wayne's father. With England balancing on the brink of a civil war, the first skirmishes of an undeclared secret war have begun. In this world of secrets and betrayals, we find Alfred Pennyworth. Nine years of training with the SAS have taught him to be a cynical optimist - expecting the worst, but knowing that he can handle it Now, thrown back into the civilian world, Alfred's looking for freedom, security...and love. With his SAS mates "Bazza" (Hainsley Lloyd Bennett) and "Dave Boy" (Ryan Fletcher), Alfred's in search of an independent life and being his own man who doesn't take orders and never has to kill anyone. That's easier said than done for a man with his skill set.
Worth Every Penny
- Pennyworth: Series 1 review by RP
Original and well crafted prequel series. In a World where England is in the midst of Political upheaval and criminal gangs. Albert Pennyworth in torn between small time crime, marriage, a past life in the army that comes back to haunt him and outside influences in the political and royal confusion. Racing along between action and sadness all the many characters are memorable. One doesn't even need to know the backstory of what is to come in the future of Albert Pennyworth to enjoy the series. But if you are only too aware of what becomes of Albert, the series adds to the enjoyment. Cracking atmospheric series that hopefully will continue in season two to live up to this seasons promise.
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