Epic Poem Beowulf Being Adapted For 13 Part TV Series

December 20, 2014 by brennon

Not exactly anything to do with wargaming but news has popped up during the week that Beowulf, the epic poem of Grendel slaying and Dragon butchery, will be heading to ITV as a thirteen part TV series.


The series will be made by help from minds being Primeval (not holding out much hope there), Wallander (hope is returning) and Strike Back (feeling a bit better now). However, for the uninitiated, this is still probably one of the worst channels on British TV so don’t be too excited just yet.

The return of Beowulf as a TV series is attributed to the success of shows like Game of Thrones making Fantasy acceptable on TV again. I just hope they do a good job of it.

If you’re looking for a good version of Beowulf, while not very faithful to the original poem, then watch Beowulf & Grendel. It’s got Gerard Butler in it being very bad ass and no CGI Ray Winstone sending us into the Uncanny Valley.

Would you watch it?

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