Sean Pertwee’s version of Alfred Pennyworth in Gotham changed the traditional appearance of the iconic butler over the past five years.
This led the producers, Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller to create a new Epix series that will focus on a younger version of Alfred. Titled as Pennyworth, the dieted will take us back to the 1960’s when Alfred was fresh out of the military, in his 20’s before he begins working with Thomas Wayne. Jack Brannon has been cast in the lead role, as of Monday.
Now, Sean Pertwee also wants to appear in the series despite being too old to portray the new Alfred. While talking to Comicbook.com recently, Pertwee shared his thoughts about the upcoming series.
“I’m very excited, you know, I’m honored that the fact that I’ve, I can say this narcissistically that I’ve piqued people’s interest enough to prove to them to be worthy of having his own spinoff show,” Pertwee told us. “It’s ironic that I’m a sort of younger version of The Dark Knight’s [Alfred], of Michael Cain, and they’re going younger still. I want to be in it in some capacity, but we’ll wait and see. So, if you see Daniel [Cannon] or Bruno [Heller] have a word.”
Since Pertwee’s portrayal of the character inspired producers to reinvent Alfred, he wishes to continue helping Alfred look amazing onscreen.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise if Pertwee lands up with a role in Pennyworth, as Gotham is set to end next year.
Pennyworth will premiere on Epix.