“Strike Back” executive producer James Dormer is set to adapt a new action drama series based on the ancient Anglo-Saxon poem “Beowulf” for British broadcaster ITV.
The thirteen-episode series, which ITV has greenlit, is set in the mythical Shieldlands and described as a “western set in the Dark Ages of Britain’s mythic past”. Both humans and fantastical creatures populate this world which will actually be filmed in England’s North East.
Tim Haines (“Primeval,” “Sinbad”) and Katie Newman (“Primeval: New World”) will executive produce, Stephen Smallwood (“Ripper Street,” “The Day of the Triffids”) will produce. Filming is slated to begin in April, but there’s no casting locked down as yet.