The inspiration for countless books, movies and comics worldwide, this grand and unparalleled rendition will bring 13 adventure-clad episodes illuminating the supernatural anecdote of Beowulf, a prodigious but troubled warrior who experiences love and loss yet shares a deep binding comradery with his fellow kinsmen. Reimagined for television, the series was filmed throughout England's vast and breath-taking countryside to set the stage for the story's fantastical land inhabited by heroes and beasts.
Based on the complex protagonist of a classic poem written between the eighth and tenth century, the story takes place in a mythological place, The Shieldlands, and challenges the notions of good and evil, heroes and villains, and the rule of law against one's moral code. Balancing the light and dark of the characters' inner and outer worlds, "Beowulf" celebrates the warmth and humor of a community pulling together despite the adversities that threaten their existence.
The cast includes Kieran Bew ("Da Vinci's Demons") as Beowulf; multi-award-winning actor William Hurt ("Damages") as Hrothgar; acclaimed actress Joanne Whalley ("Wolf Hall") as Rheda; Ed Speleers ("Downton Abbey") as Slean, Laura Donnelly ("Outlander") as Elvina and David Ajala ("Black Box") as Rate.
"Beowulf" is produced by ITV Studios with Tim Haines and Katie Newman serving as executive producers along with James Dormer ("Strike Back"), who writes the series. It is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.