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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 13 episodes, 2016
Joanne Whalley ...  Rheda 13 episodes, 2016
Ed Speleers ...  Slean 13 episodes, 2016
Laura Donnelly ...  Elvina 12 episodes, 2016
Gísli Örn Garðarsson ...  Breca 11 episodes, 2016
Jack Rowan ...  Brinni / ... 12 episodes, 2016
Elliot Cowan ...  Abrecan 11 episodes, 2016
Edward Hogg ...  Varr 11 episodes, 2016
Ellora Torchia ...  Vishka 11 episodes, 2016
Lolita Chakrabarti ...  Lila 10 episodes, 2016
Jacob Moller-Andersen Jacob Moller-Andersen ...  Wulfing Warrior 2 episodes, 2016
Graham Saxon Graham Saxon ...  Huskala 10 episodes, 2016
Alan Billingham Alan Billingham ...  Herot Villager 1 episode, 2016
Holly Earl ...  Kela 8 episodes, 2016
Lee Boardman ...  Hane 7 episodes, 2016
Susan Aderin Susan Aderin ...  Kendra 6 episodes, 2016
Sarah MacRae Sarah MacRae ...  Saray 6 episodes, 2016
William Hurt ...  Hrothgar 6 episodes, 2016


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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Pt 2 of this mini series was filmed along Hadrian's wall in Northumberland, with note filmed by the sycamore gap which has been used in other films. See more »

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It could surprise us but we'll see...
5 January 2016 | by mikipetreskiiSee all my reviews

I just saw the first episode and I'd like to see the next one. It's not a bad show but its neither great.

First let me point out few bad things I've noticed in the episode.

1. Lots of similarities/resemblance with Game of Thrones -We can notice that even by watching the intro for Beowulf TV show, also the Wall, there is "bad" Queen and spoiled brat Prince who is Queen's son. Also we got here an adviser who "knows" almost everything and always remains in the shadow like Lord Varys, and etc etc.

2. Bad CGI and there is lots of CGI we can all agree on that. -I understand that the environment of the story requires CGI but hopefully they'll get better, they must get better if they wanna make great show.

3. Long pauses between scenes. -Its like they want to show us the stage they have set for the show over and over, and whenever a new scene is coming, the camera goes all over the scene mostly without people and talking.

Okay, these are the main bad things I've noticed in the first episode. Now the good things.

1. The writing! -Oh boy, I loved it! The dialogue isn't what you hear in almost 90% of the show, its so realistic, honest, logical and so on and on. I wish there was more of this!

2. The story. -I know nothing about Beowulf, except the movie, but I'm interested in learning more by watching this show. This show might just do that if its done the right way! It has it's potential, but they must be careful because in my opinion, I'd hate to see Beowulf as medieval detective who solves murders, catches bad guys and stuff like that which is so casual in todays shows.

3. The actors -This is not fashion show where we get to see every single actor to be like a model, which is perfect! They are all likable to look at and they blend in very well. The actors are rather good and they add huge amount of realism to the show.

Well to keep it short, an overall opinion: -I liked what I saw and I'm interested in seeing more with a bit of a hope that they'll try and keep trying to do better and better job!

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