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Based on the complex protagonist of a classic poem written between the eighth and tenth century, Beowulf takes place in a mythological place, The Shieldlands, and challenges the notions of good and evil, heroes and villains, and the rule of law against one’s moral code.

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Based on the complex protagonist of a classic poem written between the eighth and tenth century, Beowulf takes place in a mythological place, The Shieldlands, and challenges the notions of good and evil, heroes and villains, and the rule of law against one’s moral code.

    • EPISODE 1

    Episode One

    Heroic legend Beowulf (Kieran Bew) gallops through the epic and mythical Shieldlands, to his childhood home of Herot, hoping to set right past wrongs. Having left the rugged frontier town twenty years earlier, warrior come mercenary Beowulf, returns to pay his respects to ailing ward and Thane of Herot, Hrothgar (William Hurt). However, his gesture of goodwill soon opens old wounds. Beowulf is met with cold steel leaving him no choice but to fight his way into the Great Hall to be heard by new Thane Rheda (Joanne Whalley), wife of Hrothgar, whose appointment has caused controversy within Herot and afar. With its defences fast fading, Herot falls under attack from within and when Rheda’s loyal servant is killed, Beowulf vows to remain until the enemy is routed out, justice is served and Herot is safe once more. It’s a race against time for Beowulf as he seeks to protect the town and catch the killer, be it human or beast…

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    • 44 Minutes

    Heroic legend Beowulf (Kieran Bew) gallops through the epic and mythical Shieldlands, to his childhood home of Herot, hoping to set right past wrongs. Having left the rugged frontier town twenty years earlier, warrior come mercenary Beowulf, returns to pay his respects to ailing ward and Thane of Herot, Hrothgar (William Hurt). However, his gesture of goodwill soon opens old wounds. Beowulf is met with cold steel leaving him no choice but to fight his way into the Great Hall to be heard by new Thane Rheda (Joanne Whalley), wife of Hrothgar, whose appointment has caused controversy within Herot and afar. With its defences fast fading, Herot falls under attack from within and when Rheda’s loyal servant is killed, Beowulf vows to remain until the enemy is routed out, justice is served and Herot is safe once more. It’s a race against time for Beowulf as he seeks to protect the town and catch the killer, be it human or beast…

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Episode Two

    Herot is bustling as the town makes preparations for the Gathering at which the next ruler of the Shieldlands will be elected. With the other tribal leaders due to arrive in Herot at any moment however, the pressure mounts to catch Herot’s killer before another victim is claimed. In a bid to buy themselves more time and avoid panic amongst the tribe leaders, Rheda, Slean and Abrecan ride out to stall them whilst Beowulf begins his search. Keen not to let Beowulf investigate alone, Koll, the deputy Reeve, joins him in the hunt and their enquiries lead them from the working heart of Herot, the smelting pits, to the upper echelons of the Golden Hall. The discoveries they unravel shock Beowulf and those around him to the core. Meanwhile, a member of Rheda’s riding party - one of our heroes, fails to return to Herot, signalling further danger may be in their midst.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Herot is bustling as the town makes preparations for the Gathering at which the next ruler of the Shieldlands will be elected. With the other tribal leaders due to arrive in Herot at any moment however, the pressure mounts to catch Herot’s killer before another victim is claimed. In a bid to buy themselves more time and avoid panic amongst the tribe leaders, Rheda, Slean and Abrecan ride out to stall them whilst Beowulf begins his search. Keen not to let Beowulf investigate alone, Koll, the deputy Reeve, joins him in the hunt and their enquiries lead them from the working heart of Herot, the smelting pits, to the upper echelons of the Golden Hall. The discoveries they unravel shock Beowulf and those around him to the core. Meanwhile, a member of Rheda’s riding party - one of our heroes, fails to return to Herot, signalling further danger may be in their midst.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Episode Three

    With Slean and Thane Scorann missing, Beowulf and Rate, Thane of the Varni, charge out into the forest in search of them. But with the Gathering fast approaching and Rheda’s bid for leadership depending on the hope of ever-loyal Scorann’s vote, Beowulf questions whether their disappearance might be more than a simple coincidence. Beowulf and Rate continue their journey, tracking deep into the forest and are soon reminded that the Shieldlands are a dangerous place when they are set upon by Warig creatures. With their pride firmly at stake, some one-upmanship ensues and the men race after the creature, which leads them to a bigger, more dangerous situation where their steel is put to the test. Having overcome the Mudborn who were baying for their blood, they soon close in on Slean and Scorann’s trail, and an Outcast straggling behind the main group holding the Thane and Rheda’s son Slean captive, leads them one-step closer to uncovering the truth behind the kidnapping. Now, almost in touching distance of their people, Beowulf hatches a plan to secure their release, however their success is not without injury or cost and one of our party pays with their life during the battle for freedom, whilst another realises the shocking truth of Herot’s traitor.

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    • 44 Minutes

    With Slean and Thane Scorann missing, Beowulf and Rate, Thane of the Varni, charge out into the forest in search of them. But with the Gathering fast approaching and Rheda’s bid for leadership depending on the hope of ever-loyal Scorann’s vote, Beowulf questions whether their disappearance might be more than a simple coincidence. Beowulf and Rate continue their journey, tracking deep into the forest and are soon reminded that the Shieldlands are a dangerous place when they are set upon by Warig creatures. With their pride firmly at stake, some one-upmanship ensues and the men race after the creature, which leads them to a bigger, more dangerous situation where their steel is put to the test. Having overcome the Mudborn who were baying for their blood, they soon close in on Slean and Scorann’s trail, and an Outcast straggling behind the main group holding the Thane and Rheda’s son Slean captive, leads them one-step closer to uncovering the truth behind the kidnapping. Now, almost in touching distance of their people, Beowulf hatches a plan to secure their release, however their success is not without injury or cost and one of our party pays with their life during the battle for freedom, whilst another realises the shocking truth of Herot’s traitor.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Episode Four

    The day of the Gathering. The fate of the Shieldlands lies moments away, but having lost some of her closest allies, Rheda’s chances of becoming leader of these great realms and thus preventing civil war looks bleak and her worries escalate. With the odds against her, Rheda knows that if she loses, she must fight to the death. Meanwhile, a furious Slean must also make a sacrifice for his mother’s campaign and play his part, but in doing so, his loyalties become deeply conflicted. Later, at Rheda’s request, Beowulf and his gang are tasked with a mission to help cement Rheda’s position as Jarl of the Shieldlands, and they must make a significant journey across the epic landscape. En route, Beowulf’s party are ambushed, their mission is compromised and thus, Rheda’s leadership hangs in the balance.

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    • 44 Minutes

    The day of the Gathering. The fate of the Shieldlands lies moments away, but having lost some of her closest allies, Rheda’s chances of becoming leader of these great realms and thus preventing civil war looks bleak and her worries escalate. With the odds against her, Rheda knows that if she loses, she must fight to the death. Meanwhile, a furious Slean must also make a sacrifice for his mother’s campaign and play his part, but in doing so, his loyalties become deeply conflicted. Later, at Rheda’s request, Beowulf and his gang are tasked with a mission to help cement Rheda’s position as Jarl of the Shieldlands, and they must make a significant journey across the epic landscape. En route, Beowulf’s party are ambushed, their mission is compromised and thus, Rheda’s leadership hangs in the balance.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Episode Five

    Our group continue their perilous journey to Mere to bolster the new treaty, but now without Roth to guide them, the dangers they face look far from over. As they tackle various assaults the group’s situation goes from bad to desperate. For Elvina, this is a return to her homelands; she recalls her mother’s old tales of Mere as she guides them past the rivers and dunes towards the hidden tribe. Anticipating a warm welcome, our Herot heroes are shocked to be met with hostility by aging Thane Gorrik. Eventually however, as his icy demeanour slowly melts away, they are introduced to the tribe and Gorrik’s daughters Mara and Kela. Mara, the eldest of the two and Slean’s future bride, is taken ill and whilst Elvina tries to heal her, her attempts are redundant without the necessary cure. Only found within one of the Shieldlands’ most dangerous Mudborn creatures, retrieving the cure will take courage, stealth and no small amount of skill. With Gorrik unable and reluctant to risk his depleted warriors, even for his own daughter, Beowulf sets out with Breca to get the remedy on which Mara’s life depends. Rowan, Gorrik’s Reeve and Mara’s true love, joins them to help save her. But with Gorrik growing suspicious of the Herot party, fuelled by Rowan’s words of distrust, could his intensions in joining Beowulf and Breca be less than heroic, and will Mara get the antidote she desperately needs to save her life and to secure the marriage?

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    • 45 Minutes

    Our group continue their perilous journey to Mere to bolster the new treaty, but now without Roth to guide them, the dangers they face look far from over. As they tackle various assaults the group’s situation goes from bad to desperate. For Elvina, this is a return to her homelands; she recalls her mother’s old tales of Mere as she guides them past the rivers and dunes towards the hidden tribe. Anticipating a warm welcome, our Herot heroes are shocked to be met with hostility by aging Thane Gorrik. Eventually however, as his icy demeanour slowly melts away, they are introduced to the tribe and Gorrik’s daughters Mara and Kela. Mara, the eldest of the two and Slean’s future bride, is taken ill and whilst Elvina tries to heal her, her attempts are redundant without the necessary cure. Only found within one of the Shieldlands’ most dangerous Mudborn creatures, retrieving the cure will take courage, stealth and no small amount of skill. With Gorrik unable and reluctant to risk his depleted warriors, even for his own daughter, Beowulf sets out with Breca to get the remedy on which Mara’s life depends. Rowan, Gorrik’s Reeve and Mara’s true love, joins them to help save her. But with Gorrik growing suspicious of the Herot party, fuelled by Rowan’s words of distrust, could his intensions in joining Beowulf and Breca be less than heroic, and will Mara get the antidote she desperately needs to save her life and to secure the marriage?

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    • 45 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Episode Six

    Beowulf gets to work re-building the town’s defences - a need that becomes even greater when iron-miner Greff, is attacked by one of the most dangerous Mudborn creatures known to humans – a Troll. Usually able to keep these deadly creatures at bay, such an unprovoked attack spells unquantifiable danger for the people of the Shieldlands and must therefore be investigated immediately by Beowulf. Elsewhere, Slean’s frustrations and impotence about his impending marriage to Kela escalate further when he misconstrues a private conversation between Elvina and Beowulf; tensions spill over, leading the men to blows. It’s the last straw for Slean who leaves for Bregan to see Abrecan - marking an end to his loyalties to Rheda. With the threat of the Mudborn creature looming, Beowulf heads to the forest with Breca and Greff to steer off any further attacks. Beowulf soon discovers that the Trolls, who are usually fed salt to keep them equable, have been deprived of it, in an act that reeks of treachery against Herot. First things first however, with the Trolls on the rampage thirsting for salt, they’ll soon come looking for human blood which means Beowulf must act now to placate the threat - and then unravel the traitor working against Rheda. Unaware of Beowulf’s revelation, Slean arrives in Bregan to meet with his uncle Abrecan. Tensions are high but their deliberations are cut short as Bregan falls under attack leaving Slean forced to pick where his loyalties lie…

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    • 42 Minutes

    Beowulf gets to work re-building the town’s defences - a need that becomes even greater when iron-miner Greff, is attacked by one of the most dangerous Mudborn creatures known to humans – a Troll. Usually able to keep these deadly creatures at bay, such an unprovoked attack spells unquantifiable danger for the people of the Shieldlands and must therefore be investigated immediately by Beowulf. Elsewhere, Slean’s frustrations and impotence about his impending marriage to Kela escalate further when he misconstrues a private conversation between Elvina and Beowulf; tensions spill over, leading the men to blows. It’s the last straw for Slean who leaves for Bregan to see Abrecan - marking an end to his loyalties to Rheda. With the threat of the Mudborn creature looming, Beowulf heads to the forest with Breca and Greff to steer off any further attacks. Beowulf soon discovers that the Trolls, who are usually fed salt to keep them equable, have been deprived of it, in an act that reeks of treachery against Herot. First things first however, with the Trolls on the rampage thirsting for salt, they’ll soon come looking for human blood which means Beowulf must act now to placate the threat - and then unravel the traitor working against Rheda. Unaware of Beowulf’s revelation, Slean arrives in Bregan to meet with his uncle Abrecan. Tensions are high but their deliberations are cut short as Bregan falls under attack leaving Slean forced to pick where his loyalties lie…

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Episode Seven

    With Slean and his uncle Abrecan failing to warn Herot about the Wulfing Raider attack, the marauders arrive at the peripheries of an unsuspecting Herot and set their Barghest wolves free to terrorise the town. As Herot's townspeople flea in all directions, Beowulf rushes to action, but whilst he's saving lives in the smelting pits, one of our characters is abducted from the bosom of Herot and, later, Rheda agrees to meet old enemy Jogan to negotiate an exchange for the hostage. With tensions at boiling point as the exchange takes place, an unexpected turn of events forces Beowulf and Varr to join forces and face the threat head on before Rheda loses authority and control of her town. Meanwhile, with Slean en route back to Herot, armed with his uncle's treacherous plot against his mother, Abrecan begins to question his nephew's nerve to do what must be done against Rheda…

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    • 40 Minutes

    With Slean and his uncle Abrecan failing to warn Herot about the Wulfing Raider attack, the marauders arrive at the peripheries of an unsuspecting Herot and set their Barghest wolves free to terrorise the town. As Herot's townspeople flea in all directions, Beowulf rushes to action, but whilst he's saving lives in the smelting pits, one of our characters is abducted from the bosom of Herot and, later, Rheda agrees to meet old enemy Jogan to negotiate an exchange for the hostage. With tensions at boiling point as the exchange takes place, an unexpected turn of events forces Beowulf and Varr to join forces and face the threat head on before Rheda loses authority and control of her town. Meanwhile, with Slean en route back to Herot, armed with his uncle's treacherous plot against his mother, Abrecan begins to question his nephew's nerve to do what must be done against Rheda…

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    • 40 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Episode Eight

    Herot, in the mirth and merriment of preparation, readies itself for Slean and Kela’s wedding celebrations. Songs are sung, stories are told and mead is drunk, but will a deadly turn of events prove too much for Slean to bear and when some shocking secrets are revealed between the couple, they must decide if new loyalties are to be forged or irrevocably shattered. Meanwhile, a bounty posse arrive after Breca’s blood so he can pay with his life for past crimes he’s committed. Some dark truths of his past are learned during his brief trial, throwing his relationship with Lila and his friendship with Beowulf into peril. Beowulf, reeling from events, seeks comfort with Elvina and their relationship takes a more intimate turn.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Herot, in the mirth and merriment of preparation, readies itself for Slean and Kela’s wedding celebrations. Songs are sung, stories are told and mead is drunk, but will a deadly turn of events prove too much for Slean to bear and when some shocking secrets are revealed between the couple, they must decide if new loyalties are to be forged or irrevocably shattered. Meanwhile, a bounty posse arrive after Breca’s blood so he can pay with his life for past crimes he’s committed. Some dark truths of his past are learned during his brief trial, throwing his relationship with Lila and his friendship with Beowulf into peril. Beowulf, reeling from events, seeks comfort with Elvina and their relationship takes a more intimate turn.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Episode Nine

    With Rheda’s new laws permeating the tribes, it’s time for Abrecan to make a choice, whether to step aside and accept his sister’s rule, or stand against her in a declaration of war, however, not before Abrecan sees his people through the most significant event of the year… The harvest season is upon them and the people of Bregan eagerly await the behemoth shoal of pandiri fish, soon to travel through their waters - an event on which their survival depends! As Thane, the responsibility befalls Abrecan to call his tribe into action when he predicts the pandiri fish are within their grasp. But, having been distracted by events in Herot, many, including council member Harken, have sensed Abrecan’s growing distance from the tribe and doubt his ability and commitment. To avoid another hungry winter, Abrecan must deliver a successful harvest to maintain his position and influence as Thane. Under ever-increasing pressure after his misstep the previous year, Abrecan cannot consider failure and he faces an unexpected fight for leadership...

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    • 42 Minutes

    With Rheda’s new laws permeating the tribes, it’s time for Abrecan to make a choice, whether to step aside and accept his sister’s rule, or stand against her in a declaration of war, however, not before Abrecan sees his people through the most significant event of the year… The harvest season is upon them and the people of Bregan eagerly await the behemoth shoal of pandiri fish, soon to travel through their waters - an event on which their survival depends! As Thane, the responsibility befalls Abrecan to call his tribe into action when he predicts the pandiri fish are within their grasp. But, having been distracted by events in Herot, many, including council member Harken, have sensed Abrecan’s growing distance from the tribe and doubt his ability and commitment. To avoid another hungry winter, Abrecan must deliver a successful harvest to maintain his position and influence as Thane. Under ever-increasing pressure after his misstep the previous year, Abrecan cannot consider failure and he faces an unexpected fight for leadership...

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    Episode Ten

    With danger lurking in every corner threatening the Shieldlands, Herot’s Huskarla patrol the forests looking for signs of the enemy. With the danger well known, Elvina’s decision to furtively enter the forests, without a guard, stirs a concerned Beowulf, who downs tools from fortifications and goes after her. However, enjoying their newfound romance, the pair become distracted from the threats around them and are captured by a band of Mudborn creatures. During their bid to escape, Beowulf learns a dark secret about Elvina and their feelings for each other are put to the ultimate test.

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    • 44 Minutes

    With danger lurking in every corner threatening the Shieldlands, Herot’s Huskarla patrol the forests looking for signs of the enemy. With the danger well known, Elvina’s decision to furtively enter the forests, without a guard, stirs a concerned Beowulf, who downs tools from fortifications and goes after her. However, enjoying their newfound romance, the pair become distracted from the threats around them and are captured by a band of Mudborn creatures. During their bid to escape, Beowulf learns a dark secret about Elvina and their feelings for each other are put to the ultimate test.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 11

    Episode Eleven

    With danger lurking in every corner threatening the Shieldlands, Herot’s Huskarla patrol the forests looking for signs of the enemy. With the danger well known, Elvina’s decision to furtively enter the forests, without a guard, stirs a concerned Beowulf, who downs tools from fortifications and goes after her. However, enjoying their newfound romance, the pair become distracted from the threats around them and are captured by a band of Mudborn creatures. During their bid to escape, Beowulf learns a dark secret about Elvina and their feelings for each other are put to the ultimate test.

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    • 42 Minutes

    With danger lurking in every corner threatening the Shieldlands, Herot’s Huskarla patrol the forests looking for signs of the enemy. With the danger well known, Elvina’s decision to furtively enter the forests, without a guard, stirs a concerned Beowulf, who downs tools from fortifications and goes after her. However, enjoying their newfound romance, the pair become distracted from the threats around them and are captured by a band of Mudborn creatures. During their bid to escape, Beowulf learns a dark secret about Elvina and their feelings for each other are put to the ultimate test.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 12

    Episode Twelve

    Rheda returns to Herot alone, with news of familial betrayal and that the fearsome Wulfing army are coming for them all. Now desperate, she sends word, calling for the help of the other tribes in the Alliance. But Beowulf, who knows the Varni, now foes of Herot, are the mightiest of warriors, appeals to Rheda to put aside her pride and seek their help despite having unfairly banished them. Reluctantly, Rheda agrees and knowing the difficulty that Beowulf and Varr will face in their attempt to convince the Varni, she gives Varr a secret message with a last resort offering to Rate in the hope it will be enough to bring him back into the fold. Elsewhere, Slean rides out into danger to set right past wrongs, but whilst he puts his life at risk, is it too little too late?

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    • 42 Minutes

    Rheda returns to Herot alone, with news of familial betrayal and that the fearsome Wulfing army are coming for them all. Now desperate, she sends word, calling for the help of the other tribes in the Alliance. But Beowulf, who knows the Varni, now foes of Herot, are the mightiest of warriors, appeals to Rheda to put aside her pride and seek their help despite having unfairly banished them. Reluctantly, Rheda agrees and knowing the difficulty that Beowulf and Varr will face in their attempt to convince the Varni, she gives Varr a secret message with a last resort offering to Rate in the hope it will be enough to bring him back into the fold. Elsewhere, Slean rides out into danger to set right past wrongs, but whilst he puts his life at risk, is it too little too late?

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 13

    Episode Thirteen

    The battle of all battles falls upon the peoples of Herot. Weapons forged, loyal and armed, men, women and children brace themselves to wage a brutal attack with Beowulf helming their defence. Having bought some time holding the Wulfing Raiders and Abrecan’s army back at the Draca Bridge, Slean awaits the troops from the Alliance to arrive, but when only a few, bedraggled Banning warriors arrive in Herot for the epic fight, it becomes clear that Slean’s efforts may have been in vain… Nevertheless, the people of Herot band together and face the impending doom head on with valiant honour. Along the way, secrets are revealed, new loyalties and friendships forged; whilst others are irrevocable shattered, and some of our characters make the ultimate sacrifice…

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    • 42 Minutes

    The battle of all battles falls upon the peoples of Herot. Weapons forged, loyal and armed, men, women and children brace themselves to wage a brutal attack with Beowulf helming their defence. Having bought some time holding the Wulfing Raiders and Abrecan’s army back at the Draca Bridge, Slean awaits the troops from the Alliance to arrive, but when only a few, bedraggled Banning warriors arrive in Herot for the epic fight, it becomes clear that Slean’s efforts may have been in vain… Nevertheless, the people of Herot band together and face the impending doom head on with valiant honour. Along the way, secrets are revealed, new loyalties and friendships forged; whilst others are irrevocable shattered, and some of our characters make the ultimate sacrifice…

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 101

    Beowulf: The World Revealed

    Venture into to the world of Beowulf. In this behind the scenes special, Ed Speleers, Laura Donelly, and Kieran Bew discuss how their characters of Beowulf, Slean, and Elvina are entwined in the show's setting of Herot.

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    Venture into to the world of Beowulf. In this behind the scenes special, Ed Speleers, Laura Donelly, and Kieran Bew discuss how their characters of Beowulf, Slean, and Elvina are entwined in the show's setting of Herot.

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