Pennyworth's Second Season Will Feature Bruce Wayne, Uh, Kind Of

From Pennyworth, a TV show that is still happening.
From Pennyworth, a TV show that is still happening.
Image: Epix

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that every Batman prequel will feature Bruce Wayne eventually. But it usually doesn’t occur like this.


As revealed yesterday at DC Fandome, Pennyworth, a TV show that is getting a second season on Epix, a network I legitimately have no idea how to watch, will be progressing its Alfred-centric prequel plot in an unexpected way in season two. That is, with a certain, unexpected, Batty bundle of joy. That’s right, folks, Martha and Thomas Wayne are going to have a baby.

According to executive producer Bruno Heller, who shared the news seemingly for the first time with actors Emma Paetz and Ben Aldridge, who play Martha and Thomas, Martha will be getting pregnant in this upcoming season, and, considering Bruce’s lack of siblings, it seems likely she’ll be pregnant with the Caped Crusader himself. Which is certainly a choice.

But think of all the things you can do with a Bat baby! Put a Bat symbol in the ultrasound! Maybe the Joker could attend the baby shower? They can recreate the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind! Oh, gosh, just wait until season four when they premiere Toddler Batman. He knows 88 non-lethal ways to take you down with Lincoln Logs. He only cries when he thinks of Zorro.

Pennyworth will be returning to Epix for a second season at an unannounced date in the future. Hope Alfred knows how to change diapers.

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I hope there’s an entire episode where the Waynes meet a tourist couple from Kansas and their newly adopted baby. Martha should spend the entire episode gasping,“Her name is MARTHA! Just like me! Isn’t that CRAZY?

Then it ends with Martha leaning over to Thomas and saying, “That baby is SO cute! We should have one, Tommy!” (Cue dim lights and sexy music.)

Martha pulls open the top of her dress, accidentally catching her string of pearls in her passion. The string breaks and the pearls scatter across the floor.