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HBO Max picks up 'Pennyworth' for Season 3

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HBO Max picks up 'Pennyworth' for Season 3
Jack Bannon will soon be seen in Season 3 of "Pennyworth." Photo courtesy of EPIX

Oct. 17 (UPI) -- HBO Max has announced it picked up the psychological thriller, Pennyworth, for a 10-episode, third season to start streaming in 2022.

The first two seasons, which originally debuted on the cable TV network EPIX, will also be available on the platform early next year.

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Set in 1960s London, the DC Comics adaptation follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier and head of a security company, who works with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) before he becomes the father of Bruce Wayne, also known as Batman.

Returning for Season 3 along with Bannon and Aldridge will be Emma Paetz, Paloma Faith, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson, Ramon Tikaram, Harriet Slater and Simon Manyonda.

"Season 3 begins after a five-year time jump: the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse -- ushering in a new age of super heroes and super villains," said a synopsis released Saturday.

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