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Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands 

Beowulf returns to his homeland of Herot in the Shieldlands to pay his respects to deceased king Hrothgar (William Hurt). But past jealousies mean Beowulf gets a frosty welcome, especially ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Kieran Bew ...  Beowulf 12 episodes, 2016
Joanne Whalley ...  Rheda 12 episodes, 2016
Ed Speleers ...  Slean 12 episodes, 2016
Laura Donnelly ...  Elvina 12 episodes, 2016
Gísli Örn Garðarsson ...  Breca 12 episodes, 2016
Jack Rowan ...  Brinni / ... 12 episodes, 2016
Elliot Cowan ...  Abrecan 12 episodes, 2016
Edward Hogg ...  Varr 12 episodes, 2016
Ellora Torchia ...  Vishka 12 episodes, 2016
Lolita Chakrabarti ...  Lila 11 episodes, 2016
Jacob Moller-Andersen Jacob Moller-Andersen ...  Wulfing Warrior 10 episodes, 2016
Graham Saxon Graham Saxon ...  Huskala 10 episodes, 2016
Alan Billingham Alan Billingham ...  Herot Villager 9 episodes, 2016
Holly Earl ...  Kela 8 episodes, 2016
Lee Boardman ...  Hane 7 episodes, 2016
Susan Aderin Susan Aderin ...  Kendra 7 episodes, 2016
Sarah MacRae Sarah MacRae ...  Saray 6 episodes, 2016
William Hurt ...  Hrothgar 5 episodes, 2016
Ian Puleston-Davies ...  Lagrathorn 5 episodes, 2016
Liam Ainsworth ...  Draven 5 episodes, 2016
Allison McKenzie ...  Arla 5 episodes, 2016
David Ajala ...  Rate 5 episodes, 2016
Ashley Thomas ...  Gil 5 episodes, 2016
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Beowulf returns to his homeland of Herot in the Shieldlands to pay his respects to deceased king Hrothgar (William Hurt). But past jealousies mean Beowulf gets a frosty welcome, especially from Hrothgar's wife, Rheda (Joanne Whalley), and son, Slean (Ed Speelers). Written by Anon

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3 January 2016 (UK) See more »

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Set in Scandinavia it is based on the epic Anglo-Saxon poem. Nobody knows when it was first written down. The only surviving manuscript was found in the library of Robert Cotton, a manuscript collector. The Beowulf manuscript was shelved under Cotton Vitellius A.XV. Datings of the poem range from the 7th to the 11th century. See more »

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TERRIBLE-Budget Game of Thrones
26 February 2018 | by tomdaly-17436See all my reviews

O.M.G. To say that this show was terrible would be an UNDERSTATEMENT. It was basically just Game of Thrones only they scrimped on the special effects and aired it before the watershed.

This idea sounded WONDERFUL but the end product was as best campy and at worst like a budget Game of Thrones. Even the THEME MUSIC is reminiscent of the Thrones theme. Whoever conceived this should be fired!

I could go on for hours about the faults of this show but, I'll end on this: Beowulf is a story that has been around for over a thousand years and is ripe for adaptation, but the next time you want to adapt it for TV, stay close to the source material. In short, GET. IT. RIGHT!


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