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Pennyworth Season 3 - What We Know So Far

It seems like the 2010s created a desire among audiences to see a young Alfred Pennyworth, Batman's loyal friend and butler, with Sean Pertwee playing a middle-aged version in 2014's "Gotham." But it wasn't until 2019 that DC fans got to see a truly youthful version of the well-known DC Comics character, in the aptly titled Epix TV series, "Pennyworth." The series focuses on Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) as a young man during the 1950s and '60s in an alternate universe London. The former SAS soldier suffers from intense PTSD due to the violence of war, and in an attempt to move on with a regular life, he forms his own personal security company.

While it starts off well, Pennyworth quickly gets drawn into a conspiracy revolving around an organization called the Raven Society, which aims to overthrow the British government and establish their own fascist state. When they come after Pennyworth and his fiancée, Esme (Emma Corrin), he starts fighting back, finding allies in Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) and Martha Kane (Emma Paetz), two members of the No Name League.

"Pennyworth" is an action-packed, stylish spy thriller that plays to both regular viewers and hardcore DC fans alike. Following its debut, the show was renewed for a second season, which premiered on Epix on December 13, 2020, after a production delay due to the pandemic. Now, fans of the series are eagerly awaiting new episodes to find out what's next for Pennyworth and his friends.

Here's everything we know so far about "Pennyworth" Season 3.

Updated February 16, 2022: This article has been updated with new information.

What is the release date for Pennyworth Season 3?

The finale of "Pennyworth" Season 2 aired on April 11, 2021, but fans had to wait a little over six months to hear any official news about the show's future. Fortunately, it was announced during the 2021 DC FanDome event that "Pennyworth" had been renewed for a third season. Leading up to the show's official renewal, it was rumored that "Pennyworth" would move from Epix to HBO Max (via Deadline) should it be renewed. Those rumors were made official in October 2021, when it was announced that "Pennyworth" had not only been renewed for Season 3 but that the show's next season would also premiere on HBO Max.

As of now, no specific release date has been set yet for "Pennyworth" Season 3. That said, it was announced during the show's 2021 DC FanDome panel that Season 3 of "Pennyworth" will premiere sometime in 2022. With that in mind, fans should probably expect to hear an official announcement about the show's 2022 premiere date sometime in the next few months.

Until that happens, "Pennyworth" fans can feel free to go back and rewatch the show's first two seasons, which are officially available to stream now on HBO Max.

Who is in the cast of Pennyworth's third season?

Those who've been around since "Pennyworth" Season 1 alongside Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, and Emma Paetz are Hainsley Lloyd Bennett and Ryan Fletcher, who play Bazza and Dave Boy, Pennyworth's two loyal best friends from the army, as well as Dorothy Atkinson and Ian Puleston-Daves, who play Pennyworth's mother and father. Of course, the show's cast also includes Jason Fleming as the villainous Lord James Harwood, Paloma Faith as the conniving sociopath Bet Sykes, and Polly Walker as Bet's sister, Peggy.

Season 2 of "Pennyworth" introduced a few new actors to the show and promoted two stars from Season 1 to series regular status. Indeed, both Ramon Tikaram, who plays the tenacious Detective Inspector Aziz, and Harriet Slater, who plays Sandra Onslow, were made series regulars for "Pennyworth" Season 2. The season also introduced Edward Hogg as Colonel John Salt, a high-ranking member of the Raven Union, while Jessye Romeo debuted as Katie Browning, an art student who becomes involved with the Raven Union. James Purefoy also joined the show's cast as Captain Gulliver Troy, Pennyworth's former SAS captain (Deadline).

No official cast announcements have been made for "Pennyworth" Season 3. However, during the show's 2021 DC FanDome panel (via YouTube), it was teased that "Pennyworth" Season 3 will focus on the lives of Bannon's Alfred, Aldridge's Thomas, Paetz's Martha, Faith's Bet Skyes, and Simon Manyonda's Lucius Fox, as well as "all the other 'Pennyworth' characters." Taking that into account, it seems safe to say that most — if not all — of the show's central cast members will return in its new season.

What will happen to Pennyworth and friends in Season 3?

In "Pennyworth" Season 2, Alfred faces the heart-wrenching loss of his close friend Bazza, who makes him and Daveboy promise to go to America together. Additionally, Aziz gets elected Prime Minister, and the Raven Union begins developing a poisonous gas called Stormcloud, which they intend to use as a weapon. The season also takes the opportunity to introduce another very familiar character from DC's "Batman" comics: Lucius Fox.

Ultimately, the season concludes with a number of shocking events and twists. Firstly, Martha Kane and Thomas Wayne get together and are later married by Detective Inspector Aziz. Lord Harwood also becomes victim to the other manipulative, power-hungry members of the Raven Union, while Pennyworth, Daveboy, and several other of the show's characters are able to successfully stop the Raven Union's destructive plan. In a move that completely goes against all existing "Batman" canon too, Martha gives birth to a baby girl.

Now, while little is officially known about the plot of "Pennyworth" Season 3, it was revealed during the 2021 DC FanDome event that the show's third season will begin five years after the events of its second. The new season will also "dive in deeper" into the lives of a number of the show's characters, including Martha, Thomas, Alfred, Bet Sykes, and Lucius Fox, and will apparently tell viewers more about "their involvement in the evolution of the 'Batman' canon."