Following History Channel’s “Vikings” and BBC’s upcoming “The Last Kingdom” series… ITV also getting into the Norse/Viking mix with a Beowulf inspired TV series!!
Planned as a 13-part series, it takes the well known Beowulf characters (Beowulf, Hrothgar, Rheda) and notorious monster (Grendl), although placing them in a mythical setting called Shieldlands (instead of Lejre on the island of Zealand in Denmark).
The cast will include veterans star like William Hurt and Joanna Whalley (remember the female warrior Sorsha from the movie “Willow”?). Filming started in the spring 2015.
Read more: ITV.com