On the back of Epix’s Pennyworth series having began to amass its key cast, the series has now found the ‘big bad’ of its debut season.
Via Comic Book Resources, Paloma Faith has been cast as a villain called Bet Sykes. This no-good sort is described as “sadistic and sharp tongued.” Other than that, very little is known about this bad gal right now. As well as a hugely successful music career, Faith has impressed many in the likes of St. Trinian’s and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
In Pennyworth, Faith joins Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne, and Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as two of Alfred’s army pals.
The early blurb on Pennyworth reads:
Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.
Production on Pennyworth begins tomorrow.