David Harewood joins the cast of ITV’s Beowulf

ITV has announced that David Harewood (Homeland, Blood Diamond) will guest star in its new drama Beowulf, joining Kieran Bew (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Bletchley Circle) who has been cast to play Beowulf, multi award winning actor William Hurt (Humans, Kiss of the Spider Woman) who will play Hrothgar, and acclaimed actress Joanne Whalley (Wolf Hall, Jamaica Inn) who takes on the role of Rheda. 

David Harewood joins the cast of BeowulfDavid will play Scorann, a born warrior, fearsome fighter and man of great honour, in ITV’s epic re-imagining of one of literature’s greatest and most enduring heroes Beowulf.

Created by James Dormer, Tim Haines and Katie Newman, this action-packed 13 part drama series to be produced by ITV Studios is set in the mythical Shieldlands, a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures.

Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) has been cast in the role of Slean and David Ajala (Black Box) will play Rate.
Essentially, a western set in the Dark Ages of Britain’s mythic past, the story unfolds on a huge canvas, filmed amongst the breath taking beauty of England’s North East.

Further casting includes Ian Puleston-Davies (Coronation Street), Ellora Torchia (Indian Summers), Gisli Orn Gardarsson (Spooks and Spirits) Susan Aderin (The Last Detective), Kirsty Oswald (Ripper Street), Laura Donnelly (Outlander), Edward Hogg (Indian Summers), Alex Price (Father Brown), Jack Rowan (Silent Witness) and Itoya Osagiede (Okora: The Prelude).

Filming is currently taking place in the North East – see the impressive (yet still unfinished!) set build below – for transmission on ITV and MyM will bring you stories from the set in an upcoming issue!


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