The DC Entertainment drama will return for Season 2.
October 30, 2019
Epix announced today that Pennyworth has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes a month after the drama wrapped its freshman run, which was a successful one for the cable network.
Per Epix, the series was the best-performing original to ever premiere on the network, with over double the viewership of any other show before it. Reviews have leaned positive as well, with critics noting that it stands on its own as a thriller while not necessarily adding to the DC Universe mythos in which the character originated.
Taking place in 1960s London, the series follows former British SAS soldier Alfred Pennyworth, who forms a security company with billionaire Thomas Wayne. It is these roots that lay the groundwork for Alfred to eventually serve as the loyal butler of a young Bruce Wayne, and to later work alongside him when he grows up to become the superhero known as Batman.
11/11/19 at 07:54am
@Corbus. That's one of the dumbest things I've ever read. Pacing? Really. What does that even mean. No one is watching a show for it's pacing. They watch it because either they enjoy it or they don't. Go pace yourself.
11/07/19 at 12:46pm
@Moe.. it's about pacing really. This is CLEARLY UK production purchased by Epix to run in the US and the pacing is that of a UK show. It's sloooooooooooooooow. Which is typical for UK productions - television or feature films. It's probably more a cultural thing, but the UK style of pacing is simply dreadful at time and, in my perception, leaves the viewer REALLY wanting to "pull" the storyline out of the writers.... which they can't do. All I think when I see this is.. "Come on.. get on with it already....." Again, if that's your cup of tea... more power to you. But this show would NOT last on ANY other network - at least not for a US market.
11/02/19 at 09:31am
@Corbus You know what they say about trash and treasure. I'm curious what program do you find that's the opposite of what you claim this show is? I bet someone feels the same way about that show.
10/31/19 at 04:10pm
Well written and acted. The Aleister Crowley episode was a classic.
10/31/19 at 09:22am
Good news but I wished they didn't kill off Esme.
10/31/19 at 09:10am
I found this dreadfully boring and uneventful. But I guess some like that sort of thing.