Syfy has begun development of a TV series adaptation of the Old English epic poem “Beowulf”.
The classic poem follows a 5th century Scandinavian hero who agrees to help of the king whose hall has come under attack by a cave-dwelling Viking-slaying monster Grendel.
Beowulf mortally wounds Grendel, only later to engage in fierce battle with Grendel’s mother. This series take is said to “further examine the hero’s rise to power and his feud with the monster Grendel”
Matt Greenberg (“1408,” “Reign of Fire”) will write the script, while Brian Hamilton, Michael Chechik, Matt Greenberg, Andrew Cosby and Paulo de Oliveira will executive produce.