ITV Banks On ‘Beowulf’ Being A Winner With 5 Year Contract | TV News


It looks like ITV is feeling very confident about its new Sunday night series Beowulf. Although the series doesn’t officially start until tonight (Sunday, January 3) ITV has already signed up the Beowulf cast for 5 series. Beowulf is played by Kieran Bew (Da Vinci’s Demons), who’s pitted against his arch-enemy Slean (Ed Speleers from Downton Abbey.)


The series also features Hollywood big-hitters William Hurt and Joanne Whalley. Big things are expected for Beowulf, with co-creator Katie Newman billing it as “one of ITV’s biggest ever shows, and incredibly ambitious”. Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands starts on ITV at 7pm on Sunday, January 3.



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