Report: ITV’s Beowulf Heads To Esquire Network In 2016
The epic tale tells the story of Beowulf, a troubled warrior who experiences love and loss yet shares a deep binding comradery with his fellow kinsmen.
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 series was filmed thoughout England’s countryside. to set the stage for the story’s fantastical land inhabited by heroes and beasts.
Kieran Bew stars as Beowulf, alongside William Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Ed Speleers and David Ajala. ITV Studios is producing with Tim Haines and Katie Newman serving as executive producers along with James Dormer who pens the series. It is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Beowulf exemplifies our commitment to delivering well-produced, vivid and engaging programming to our audiences, said Matt Hanna, EVP of Development and Production for Esquire Network.