Beowulf shall return to the Shieldlands, no more. C21 Media reports ITV has cancelled its Beowulf TV series after the first season. The news that Beowulf would get the axe, first broke in February.
In the US, Beowulf airs on Esquire. A fantasy drama, based on the Old English epic poem, the series stars Kieran Bew in the title role. William Hurt, Joanne Whalley, and Ed Speleers also star.
Here is more from C21 Media:
ITV had high hopes for the £17m (US$23m) adaptation of the epic poem but the programme ultimately failed to achieve high viewing figures.
An ITV spokeswoman told C21 this morning: “ITV regularly refreshes its drama portfolio and consequently Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands isn’t returning to the channel.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Beowulf TV show? Do you think Beowulf should have been cancelled, or renewed for a second season?
i want more beowulf
I don’t understand the problem because it truly is a great show and great plots and so on and it’s a shame if it isn’t revived
I just found the show too, on the Roku Channel. A 2nd season and more would have been great. The acting, storyline and cinematography are exceptional. I hope to see it revived in the near future and also believe that marketing played a major issue. The U.S. needs more marketing of British shows.
I enjoyed very much this series. I truly enjoy these vikinglike stories. I’ve been looking for it’s 2nd season. Where is it showing & when?
I enjoyed this series very much. I believe the problem was in the marketing of the series, not the series itself. The Beowulf creation may be experiencing the same slow catching on as did the original Star Trek series created by Gene Roddenberry back in the ’60s. Never the least, Beowulf gave me an enjoyable insight into the world of raw political power, the strength and weaknesses of human nature, and noticed a correlation with today’s social and political climate. Beowulf as did Star Trek will return someday.
I really liked Beowulf, I’ve been waiting for months for the season 2 to come out pity that there’s no more seasons