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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Channel: ITV
Status: Ended
6.2/10(268 votes)
David Ajala David Ajala as Rate
Ed Speleers Ed Speleers as Slean
Elliot Cowan Elliot Cowan as Abrican
Emmett J Scanlan Emmett J Scanlan as Skellen
Gísli Örn Garðarsson Gísli Örn Garðarsson as Breca
Joanne Whalley Joanne Whalley as Rheda
Joe Sims Joe Sims as Greff
Kieran Bew Kieran Bew as Beowulf
Kieran Bew Kieran Bew as Beowulf
Laura Donnelly Laura Donnelly as Elvina

Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands is a series about courage, greed, betrayal, revenge, loyalty, power, man versus wilderness and, of course love. It is a series that explores the notion of good and evil, heroes and villains. However, beyond these wider political undercurrents and inner personal turmoils are the excitement, danger and sense of adventure that any great Western has. Epic fights, thrilling chases, raids, celebrations and battles are an essential part of the promise.

Beowulf season 1

Beowulf season 1 poster

The place of the development of the events of fiction series ‘’Beowulf’’ will become endless and dangerous lands of Shieldland. These lands were not just huge territories of high rugged mountains and green plains, these lands are magic and in truth a magical place. In Shieldland not only people live but also various mythical creatures, which for many centuries has been coexisting with a human. In these, full of magic, lands the protagonist, Beowulf, was born. Being a child, he lost his father, when they were attacked by two horrific monsters. In that battle, his father died from wounds inflicted by one of the monsters, but before his death he managed to take away the beast`s life. The second monster was killed by Beowulf. On the crucial coincidence in the places a ruler of Heorot passed by, having seen the orphaned boy who grieved over the dead body of his father, he decided to pick up a strong young boy with himself. In the town of Heorot Beowulf stayed for about a year. During this period of time he managed to bind to Hrothgar as much as the ruler attached with Beowulf. Hrothgar considered Beowulf to be his son, and Beowulf found the Hrothgar to be a father. But at some point of time young Beowulf had to abandon Heorot. And since then, over the years, he has been travelling across the endless land as a mercenary, has not decided yet to return to the cherished town to see his second father. But to do he has failed, because the ruler died a few days before his return. Now the town was governed by his wife, to which Hrothgar bequeathed the whole power. The deceased ruler has a native son the same age as Beowulf, but Hrothgar did not hand over the reins to him, because he did not believe him to be strong and smart enough for such a responsibility. Beowulf wanted to see Hrothgar on his deathbed, but the son of the deceased, as well as his wife, were against their last meeting. This anger has lasting for many years, since well the moment the deceased ruler brought Beowulf as a boy to his house. But soon after the arrival of the mercenary to the town a terrible monster Grendel attacked Heorot, it did not remain anything more for Beowulf as to start hunting on the monster to free the inhabitants from misfortune and to earn the trust of the new ruler...

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