Pennyworth: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

While intriguing characters and impressive set-pieces make for an engaging spy-thriller, Pennyworth doesn't add much to the greater Batman mythos.



Critic Ratings: 23


Audience Score

User Ratings: 95
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Air date: Jul 28, 2019
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Air date: Sep 22, 2019
Air date: Sep 29, 2019

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Jack Bannon
as Alfred Pennyworth
Ben Aldridge
as Thomas Wayne
Paloma Faith
as Bet Sykes
Ryan Fletcher
as Dave Boy
Jason Flemyng
as Lord Harwood
Polly Walker
as Peggy Skyes
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Critic Reviews for Pennyworth Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7)

Pennyworth establishes an admirable long-game and introduces a number of characters you'll grow attached to quite quickly.

Jul 24, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

A return to basics...

Jul 30, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

For the most part, it's a stylish new addition to the DC universe, hitting the right notes with its story arc and action set pieces, helped along by what should be a star-making turn by Bannon in the lead role.

Aug 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Plays out for fun and intensity pretty nice all its own.

Aug 23, 2019 | Full Review…

As long as you aren't squeamish when it comes to disembowelments shown on screen, Pennyworth is one of the better DC Comics small screen offerings.

Aug 19, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Another unnecessary attempt to squeeze more blood from the proverbial Batman stone.

Jul 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Alfred Pennyworth deserves to have his history told, and Pennyworth gives the character the backstory he deserves.

Jul 29, 2019 | Rating: 5.0/5.0 | Full Review…

The stories are fairly thin, but the look of the show and the charisma of Bannon and some of the supporting players cover for that for a while.

Jul 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

That combination may be the selling point in theory, but in practice it's kind of a drag - rather than amplifying or enriching each other, the straight-ahead drama and the comic contrivances cancel each other out.

Jul 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Pennyworth is a fine prequel to Gotham, and there's more than enough storytelling room to get the full picture of the guy who we used to just know as Batman's butler.

Jul 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pennyworth: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Thoroughly enjoying it. Clever, good characters, and a a nice quirky 60s TV homage. Here's to a second season.
  • 3d ago
    Just watched the first two episodes and as the Brits say "in for a penny in for a pound". I thought I wouldn't like this kind of show coming from DCEU/Warner but it was quite the contrary. I liked it right away, it's your usual bad guys vs good guys which reminded me a bit of the tv series a long time ago called "The Equalizer" which was rebooted in two movies with Denzel Washington. So, so far so good plus what I really liked was seeing new fresh faces which is a breath of fresh air. You eventually get saturated of always seeing the same faces in everything, from movies to tv series. For example, Samuel L. Jackson. He's in everything, everywhere and always brings the same side all over time after time which now makes me reluctant to watch anything he's in. Not that Mr. Jackson isn't a good actor but after decades of seeing so many movies with him in it and bringing the same character traits for each roles has become redundant to say the least. So much so that when a new movie comes out and I see his name, I automatically cringe and won't watch the movie/tv series. There's other many actors/actresses that are on the same path where they are overly used in movies/tv series. All this to say that seeing new faces is so refreshing and brings out a great desire to watch more and learn about these new actors/actresses especially in either new movies or a tv series such as Pennyworth. I really enjoyed the first 2 episodes and left me wanting for more. So, I definitely recommend watching it and decide for yourselves. I liked that the series is from another time period than the present or even the future. It's like Penny Dreadful on how they have the cinematography. the attires of the period to the cars parked on the roads. I believe that this show should do well and definitely worth more to watch than their new "Batwoman" series coming out. Like I said, just watch it and make your own conclusions and hopefully that you will share opinions with us as for the good or bad. Bottom line, it's good tv series material and explains what happened to Alfred all those years he was at Thomas Wayne's side and then became Bruce Wayne's mentor and most trustworthy friend and ally! Yes it's only been 2 episodes and that's a lot to say for just 2 episodes, so it's either they got the recipe right for the rest of the episodes or it was too good to be true and the first 2 episodes were the best they could give us. I'm willing to watch and find out. Sorry for the long rant but these 2 first episodes warranted better explanation than just a "like" or "dislike". Which in my opinion says a lot from my perception so far. Plus, it's better than what Warner/DCEU is offering in the new BatWoman tv series.
  • 6d ago
    Really well done. I stick with it even though it can be very intense, because it's also gripping.
  • Sep 10, 2019
    Good storylines with a twist I was looking for something to new to watch and think I found it .
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Highly recommend. This is honestly one of the best series I have watched in a long time. Worth the EPIX subscription of $5.99. Smart characters, EXCELLENT acting. Watch it if you love comics. Watch it if you like good action. Watch it if you just love well written television
  • Sep 08, 2019
    A little jagged around the edges, but Tarantino and 007 producing a love child like Pennyworth is impossible to ignore.
  • Sep 03, 2019
    Pennyworth is in the hands of experts. Writing, Direction, cinematography, casting, actors, all working flawlessly. It's shockingly good.
  • Aug 29, 2019
    Pretty interesting show, has all the villains in correct order. Sad to see Esme die too early. This show is very interesting should be able to pull off 7-9 seasons. before the birth of Bruce Wayne. Hopefully has more skin, blood and adult content. Cheers.
  • Aug 29, 2019
    The show absolutely is thrilling in the sense that you know what definitely what will happen in the future but you want to know how was the build up like and is it truly authentic. Truly it is
  • Aug 27, 2019
    story, screenplay, dialogues

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