Here's your new Beowulf: Kieran Bew (Da Vinci's Demons) has been cast as the Medieval hero, who fights a monster during the Dark Ages. He'll star in ITV's TV series based on the classic epic poem.

Also starring in the British Beowulf series: William Hurt (Humans), Joanne Whalley (Wolf Hall), Ed Speelers (Downton Abbey) and David Ajala (Black Box). The 13-episode series is written and produced by James Dormer (Strike Back), and also produced by two of the creators of Primeval, Tim Haines and Katie Newman.

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According to Deadline, this series is "set in the mythical Shieldlands, a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures."

This isn't the first recent attempt to make a Beowulf show — Syfy had one in the pipeline back in 2013. But this one is actually going forward with filming, and we'll let you know if it gets a U.S. airdate. Can it possibly live up to the 2007 movie, which we reviewed in alliterative verse?