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Photo Credit:  ITV Studios
  • Premiered: 
    January 3, 2016
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  • Network: ITV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the epic poem (Beowulf) 
  • Subject Matter: Adventure
  • Tags: period

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the Old English epic poem of the same name and set in the mythical Shieldlands, BEOWULF is a series about courage, greed, betrayal, revenge, loyalty, power, man versus wilderness and love. The story opens with heroic legend Beowulf galloping through the Shieldlands to his childhood home of Herot, hoping to set right past wrongs. Having left the rugged frontier town 20 years earlier, warrior-come-mercenary Beowulf returns to pay his respects to ailing ward and Thane of Herot, Hrothgar. However, his gesture of goodwill soon opens old wounds. Beowulf is met with cold steel, leaving him no choice but to fight his way into the Great Hall to be heard by new Thane Rheda, wife of Hrothgar, whose appointment has caused controversy within Herot and afar. With its defenses fast fading, Herot falls under attack from within and when Rheda's loyal servant is killed, Beowulf vows to remain until the enemy is routed out, justice is served and Herot is safe once more. It's a race against time for Beowulf as he seeks to protect the town and catch the killer -- be it human or beast -- and clear his name after he finds himself wrongly accused of murder. Esquire Network broadcast the U.S. premiere of this series on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT.
On Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, Esquire Network premiered the season finale of BEOWULF. In the season ender, women and children brace themselves to repel a brutal attack on Herot, with Beowulf leading the defense. New loyalties and friendships are forged while others are irrevocably shattered, and some people make the ultimate sacrifice.


Other Titles

  • Originally aired in the UK as: Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by ITV Studios