He’s Not Just A Butler
New DC show Pennyworth has been shot over here in the UK and here’s a little info on its shoot courtesy of our friends at The Knowledge…
Batman spin-off Pennyworth, a new drama series imagining the early years of Bruce Wayne’s butler, filmed in various areas of the capital to create 1960s London.
The show is from Warner Horizon Television for Epix and set up a production base at Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden last year, with filming running for six months from October.
Based on DC Comics characters, the 10 x 60 prequel series is set in London in the early 1960s, and stars Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, a former SAS solder who forms his own security company to take on local organised crime.
Locations in the London borough of Camden hosted filming for several scenes, often with a cast and crew of more than 100 across a total of 66 filming days.
Although there was a two-month lead-in, the shoot was challenging as the locations were largely in the busy West End, in the evenings as well as the daytimes.
FilmFixer film officer Juliet McConnell said: “The locations team also faced regular script changes which added to the challenge of sourcing and facilitating locations with only a couple of weeks’ notice.”
Grape Street in Covent Garden was dressed with neon signs, vintage cars, a wet down and smoke effects, while Senate House in Russell Square provided the setting for an army base.
FilmFixer, which manages location services on behalf of 15 London boroughs, also helped facilitate filming at Freemasons Hall on Great Queen Street, St Pancras Station, Kemble Street and Central St Martins.
Two Southwark venues doubled for East End pubs – The Kings Arms in Hatfields and The Mayflower in Rotherhithe Street.