13 November 2013 12:15 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Vikings could be coming to Syfy. The cable network is working on a TV series version of the Old English epic poem Beowulf.

For those who weren’t (cruelly) assigned the 3,000-line poem in school (or watched Robert Zemeckis’ 2007 animated Cliff Notes film version of the story), Beowulf is the tale of a 5th century Scandinavian hero who agrees to help of the king of the Danes, whose hall has been under attack by a cave-dwelling Viking-slaying monster. The official logline: “Adaptation of the classic epic poem that further examines the hero’s rise to power and his feud with the monster Grendel. »

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