Monday, December 21, 2015

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'BEOWULF' EPIC FANTASY TV SERIES WITH KIERAN BEW, ED SPELEERS, WILLIAM HURT, ELLIOT COWAN, JOE SIMS, JOANNE WHALLEY

'BEOWULF' EPIC TV SERIES
RETURN TO THE SHIELDLANDS
We've started our festive end of December yesterday with INDIAN SUMMERS and all till the end of the month I will be reminding you or presenting you with all the new historical and epic shows that are launching around the New Years! Today you can check out our final premium spotlight on ITV's new fantasy series BEOWULF: RETURN TO THE SHIELDLANDS which will bring mythical family adventure to the small screens from Sunday, January 3rd, and later on January ... ... 23rd at Esquire Network in USA as well! Filled with our most beloved hunks Kieran Bew and Elliot Cowan from DA VINCI'S DEMONS, Ed Speleers from ERAGON and DOWNTON ABBEY and Joe Sims from BROADCHURCH, the 13 part drama will follow the adventures of the famous mythical hero BEOWULF.

BRITAIN'S DARK AGES  
The series is set in the mythical Shieldlands, a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures. Essentially, a western set in the Dark Ages of Britain’s mythic past, in which BEOWULF who, after spending many years wandering as a mercenary warrior, returns to Herot to pay his respects to the recently deceased Thane, Hrothgar - the man who raised him. But when Herot is attacked by the terrifying monster Grendl, Beowulf has no choice but to hunt it down, winning favour with Herot’s new female Thane, and the wider community, in the process. And so begins a personal journey that sees this mighty and capable man slowly reconnect with the notion of family and home.

THE STARSTUDDED CAST
Kieran Bew plays the lead role of Beowulf, William Hurt will play Hrothgar, Joanne Whalley takes on the role of Rheda. David Harewood will play Scorann, a born warrior, fearsome fighter and man of great honour, Ed Speleers has been cast in the role of Slean, David Ajala will play Rate and the cast will also see warriors or villains played by our favourite Bristol hunk Joe Sims, Elliot Cowan, Lee Boardman, David Bradley and Emmet J Scanlan.

KIERAN BEW IS BEOWULF
Beowulf is an exceptional and intelligent warrior with a reputation as a fearless ‘hero’ that he struggles to live up to and accept. What BEOWULF realises upon arriving to Herot is that what it needs to survive isn’t a Reeve who will ‘go by the book’ but one who’ll do what it takes to ensure its survival. He knows he has to step up for this community to stand a fighting chance.

JOANNE WHALLEY IS REDA
Capable, intelligent, tough when she needs to be and Herot’s Thane, Rheda proves herself as a leader and at times dangerous politician.

ED SPELEERS IS SLEAN
Rheda’s son. Ambitious, intelligent and greedy but never the fighter his father was. Brave and with a burning desire to be a great warrior but lacking the natural talent that BEOWULF is blessed with, his feelings of inadequacy and insecurity have left their mark. He believes the rule of law is vital in Herot’s progression but that doesn’t mean he necessarily follows it himself.

 WILLIAM HURT IS HROTHGAR
The Thane of Herot who adopted Beowulf and aimed to mold the then boy into a leader - a boy who, in Hrothgar’s eyes, was inherently more capable than his own son.

30 comments:

  1. BEOWULF... who is he? Never heard of.

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    1. one of the oldest fictional stories of a Nordic hero who fights monsters and a dragon

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    2. No shit. I was pulling his leg, Adam. Man, you're stealing my thunder (wink wink)!

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    3. OMG Adam truly thought a professor of English lg and literature doesn't know who Beowulf is :)))))

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    4. Adam, Beowulf had been the first thing Blue and I had to read at our English literature studies at college :) And it ain't even written in my native tongue LOL

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    5. Hehehehe! This whole exchange has me cracking up ;)

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    6. such is the life of us professors :)

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    7. And why did you use a past perfect simple, Dezzzzz? :p

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    8. Because we'd learned many other things after it... or at least tried to... maybe not even that... why are you interrogating me.. is this police?

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    9. Well, I don't see any uniforms....

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    10. is this some kind of trick?

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  2. Here is the trailer in HD
    https://vimeo.com/141712648

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  3. Wow...Joanne Whalley looks different. I saw Olivia d'Abo from The Wonder Years on a Hallmark movie this weekend and she'd had so much "filler" in her face, she didn't even look like the same person. They look great for their age when they do those little things, but it's a shame they lose what made them look unique.

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    1. Olivia D'Abo? Talk about blast from the past :) Don't think I'd recognise her. When it comes to Joanne what surprises me is that she is doing so much work in UK...I thought she was from USA

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  4. Gosh, I haven't seen William Hurt in anything for a donkey's age!

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    1. You won't see him much here either :) If I got it right he dies in the first episode? Like Matthew McFadyen and Rutger Hauer did in LAST KINGDOM

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    1. Fun? Fun is when Sherry is playing the violin - not Beowulf. Who is he anyway?

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    2. I've no idea, you should ask Adam

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  6. I have yet to see a Beowulf film or show. I should since that story brings back so many memories. I had to read it several times for high school English and two college classes. That takes me back.

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    1. yes, we had it at college exams too... Gerard Butler BEOWULF wasn't bad either

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  7. I watched Beowulf a loooong time ago..time to refresh my memory, I guess :)

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