The epic is coming to television. Esquire has just released a new preview of their upcoming adaptation of Beowulf.
The series will premiere in January 2016.
From writer James Dormer, the 13-episode series will follow the Old English legend about a hero who returns to his homeland and vows to save a neighboring mead hall from a monster named Grendel.
The series will star Kieran Bew as the titular hero in addition to William Hurt, Joanne Whalley, and Downton Abbey‘s Ed Speleers.
This will be the second scripted series ordered by Esquire, after the crime drama Spotless.
Check out the trailer below:
What do you think? Have you read Beowulf? Would you watch the TV adaptation?