Syfy Developing 'Beowulf' TV Series


Beowulf movie poster

Prepare yourselves for a high school English Lit. flashback, people, because it looks like the Syfy network is planning to bring the classic story of 'Beowulf' to the small screen. Ready your Vikings gear and SparkNotes review sessions accordingly.

For those lucky few who were not forced to read the 3,000-line Old English poem in school (or wisely opted to just catch Robert Zemeckis’ 2007 animated movie version of the story — photo above), 'Beowulf' tells the tale of a 5th century Scandinavian hero's rise to power, along with his epic battle against a cave-dwelling, Viking-slaying monster known as Grendel. (Has it all come screaming back to you yet?)

The series will seek to examine this well known storyline further — and possibly help current students pass their end-of-the-year English regents. (Can it at least come with modern day English subtitles?)

Matt Greenberg (of '1408' and 'Reign of Fire') will write the script while Brian Hamilton, Michael Chechik, Matt Greenberg, Andrew Cosby and Paulo de Oliveira are set to executive produce. No other details regarding the plot or cast have been released at this time.

What do you think about this latest TV series development? Will it be worth watching? Is it already bringing back the stress of your high school studying days? Sound off on your thoughts in the comments below!

- Syfy

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Nov 14th, 2013, 10:39 am

Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Message Posted On Nov 16th, 2013, 6:46 am
Presumably also animated ? As long s they don`t do it quick & cheap - I`m up for it !
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