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Pennyworth Season 3 Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

It seems like the 2010s created a desire 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 TV series "Pennyworth" for Epix. Played by Jack Bannon, Pennyworth is 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), members of the No Name League.

The "Pennyworth" television series is an action-packed, stylish spy thriller for both regular viewers and hardcore DC fans. 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.

What is the release date for Pennyworth Season 3?

The finale of "Pennyworth" Season 2 aired on April 11, 2021, and since then, there has been no official word on the future of the series. Despite that, there are plenty of signs indicating that it's highly likely the show will continue on, and it might even be getting a new home. Up until now, Pennyworth has been an Epix original, but that could be changing very soon. Epix is a lesser known premium cable channel with not a lot of original fictional programming. Among the small number of drama and comedy shows that Epix has produced are "Get Shorty," "Berlin Station," and "Godfather of Harlem." Other than that, the channel mainly focuses on unscripted docuseries and documentaries. 

With this in mind, it can't have been too big of a surprise when it was announced that there were ongoing talks between Epix and WarnerMedia about moving the series to HBO Max for Season 3 (via Deadline). This would also include having the first two seasons of "Pennyworth" available on the streamer, joining the other major DC live-action series like "Titans" and "Doom Patrol," as well as the upcoming "Green Lantern" and "Peacemaker" series. "Pennyworth" would fit right in, so keep an eye out for any updates about the situation in the near future. With any luck, a Season 3 renewal comes soon, and new episodes could be ready by early-to-mid 2022.

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

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

Season 2 of "Pennyworth" features a few new actors as series regulars, with two characters from Season 1 also promoted to series regular status. Both Ramon Tikaram, playing the tenacious Detective Inspector Aziz who always gets in Pennyworth's way, and Harriet Slater, playing Sandra Onslow, the on-again-off-again girlfriend of Pennyworth who is a singer at his club, were upped to series regulars for Season 2.

As for the new cast, Edward Hogg joined Season 2 as Colonel John Salt, a high-ranking member of the Raven Union, the successor to the Raven Society, Jessye Romeo is Katie Browning, an art student who becomes involved with the Raven Union, and James Purefoy is Captain Gulliver Troy, Pennyworth's former SAS (Special Air Service) captain (Deadline).

What will happen to Pennyworth and friends in Season 3?

A few months separate Seasons 1 and 2, as the Raven Society, which took a big hit from Pennyworth and his allies, reforms as the new Raven Union. Kane is promoted to lieutenant in the No Name League, and she reunites with Wayne, who reports that he's engaged to be married. Meanwhile, Pennyworth attempts to leave town with some money and his friends, but trouble draws him back to London.

Over the course of Season 2, Pennyworth faces the heart-wrenching loss of his close friend Bazza, who makes him and Daveboy promise to go to America as they dreamed about. Aziz gets elected Prime Minister, and the Raven Union begins developing a poisonous gas called Stormcloud, which they want to use as a weapon. At this point, another very familiar character from DC "Batman" comics also shows up — Lucius Fox.

In the end, quite a few important things happen, setting up an action-packed Season 3. Firstly, Kane and Wayne get together and get pregnant, and the two are later married by Aziz. Along with that, Lord Harwood becomes victim to other manipulative, power-hungry members of the Raven Union, while Pennyworth, Daveboy, and others are able to successfully stop the plan of destruction using Stormcloud. In a move that completely goes against all existing canon, Kane, now Martha Wayne, gives birth to a surprising baby girl.

In the wake of losing his father and the Raven Union's rising power, Pennyworth is more determined than ever to take down those who've wronged him and stop the Raven Union, a mission that will definitely carry over to a possible third season.