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[01/14/16 - 03:42 PM]
Video: Esquire Network TCA Press Tour Video Reels - "Beowulf," "Team Ninja Warrior" and "Friday Night Tykes"
Plus: the latter will begin a new franchise in Western Pennsylvania for "Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country" this spring.

[12/18/15 - 08:03 AM]
Esquire Network Bows Its Second Original Scripted Series with the Premiere of "Beowulf" Beginning Saturday, January 23rd at 10 PM ET/PT
The 13-episode, one hour drama will chronicle Beowulf's return to his home Herot, to make peace with his past.

[09/30/15 - 07:18 AM]
Esquire Network Sheds Light on the Dark Ages with Second Original Scripted Series, "Beowulf"
The 13 adventure-clad episodes illuminate the supernatural anecdote of Beowulf, a prodigious but troubled warrior who experiences love and loss yet shares a deep binding comradery with his fellow kinsmen.







BEOWULF (ESQUIRE)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/23/16 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 4/16/16; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Esquire's press release, December 2015) One of the fastest growing networks in cable, Esquire embarks on a journey into its second original scripted series with the epic tale of "Beowulf," premiering Saturday, January 23rd at 10pm ET/PT. Based on the legendary English poem over a thousand years old, Beowulf tells the story of a disillusioned and damaged hero. The 13-episode, one hour drama will chronicle Beowulf's return to his home Herot, to make peace with his past. Unwittingly in search of a cause to believe in and a community to fight for, Beowulf finds himself wrongly accused of murder and hunts down the true perpetrator to avenge the death of his fellow kinsmen. Beowulf becomes Herot's tough but unconventional hero, responsible for upholding the law and protecting the town from danger. The last of a dying breed, Beowulf is a man capable of shaping the world around him by his actions and force of will. While this may seem like a familiar tale, Beowulf unearths the full story of the complicated, driven man behind the lore.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· David Ajala as Rate
· Ed Speleers as Slean
· Joanne Whalley as Rheda
· Kieran Bew as Beowulf
· Laura Donnelly as Elvina
· William Hurt as Hrothgar
CREW INFORMATION:
· James Dormer as CRTR/EP
· Katie Newman as EP
· Tim Haines as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ITV Studios