Here's what to expect from a potential second season of Pennyworth. Created by Gotham writers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, the Batman prequel series airs on Epix and centers on the origin story of Batman's butler, Alfred Pennyworth, played by Jack Bannon.
The show's 10-episode first season takes viewers back to 1960's London with Alfred as a former SAS soldier living with his parents and trying to get his new security firm off the ground. It doesn't take long for Alfred's military background to get him caught up in espionage and murder. Joined by his two friends, Bazza (Hainsley Lloyd Bennett) and Dave Boy (Ryan Fletcher), Alfred leaves behind a trail of bodies after finding himself thrust into the middle of a conflict that involves the Queen of England, the British government, the CIA, and two revolutionary groups.
Over the course of Alfred's journey, Alfred has endured many hardships, including the death of his fiancé, Esme (Emma Corrin). Along the way, Alfred has encountered the parents of Bruce Wayne, Thomas (Ben Aldridge) and Martha Kane (Emma Paetz). Season 1 has explored the beginnings of his relationships with these characters, and how they factor into his story. Will season 2 go even further?
Will Pennyworth Be Renewed For Season 2?
Epix isn't part of the Nielsen ratings system, so with that in mind, it's extremely difficult to gauge the popularity of the series. However, Epix is relatively new to producing original dramas, and Pennyworth, since it is based in the DC Universe, is perhaps its most high-profile drama series. This could boost its chances of renewal.
Pennyworth Season 2 Release Date Info
Pennyworth's first season debuted in late July with its finale set for the end of September. It stands to reason that if Pennyworth were to be renewed, it would once again air sometime in the summer of 2020 and conclude in the fall.
Pennyworth Season 2 Story Details
Alfred Pennyworth still has a long way to go before he can become Batman's butler. Season 1 has focused on battling the Raven Society and the No Name League, so season 2 will likely put Alfred back in danger, but with new enemies. Another storyline that still needs a resolution is the mystery of what really happened between Martha and the Satanist cult leader. Also, season 1 has only begun to explore Thomas and Martha's relationship, so this is something that's sure to play out in season 2 as well.