However, the 10-episode Season 2 run will be broken up. While Episode 2 will conventionally arrive one week after the premiere on Sunday, December 20, the following week, Sunday, December 27, will see a post-Christmas double drop for Episodes 3 and 4, which will serve as a quickly-arrived mid-season finale until the rest of the season arrives in 2021 on a date to be revealed.
The release date is also prominently displayed on the accompanying Pennyworth Season 2 poster.
Pennyworth Season 2 Cast
With the release date announcement, Pennyworth also revealed some newcomers, all of whom are set as main cast members.
Lucius Fox will be played by Simon Manyonda (His Dark Materials). The character, whose eventual occupation is obviously known to any Batman fan, makes his introduction to the Wayne family, described here as “a young American scientist, precise to the point of pedantry, deliberately calm, honest, and direct to a fault; he suffers no fools gladly. His friends would say he’s a man of conscience; his enemies would say he’s judgmental and dogmatic.”
Melanie Troy will be played by Jessica de Gouw (The Hunting, Gretel and Hansel). The character is described as “a military orphan, who became a woman of the world far too young. She married a dominating older man, but with her wry intelligence and a sardonic sense of humor, she’s no submissive and gives as good as she gets. Introduced to Alfie as the wife of his former SAS Captain, the two kindred spirits have an immediate connection.” While nothing is further divulged about the character, the surname, “Troy,” might evoke speculation from discerning DC fans, since it also happens to belong to Donna Troy, the magically-created duplicate of Wonder Woman, eventual sidekick and Teen Titans member. Whether the series plans to go down that road remains to be seen.