Syfy Plans Beowulf Series

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A television version of the epic poem “Beowulf” is on the way to Syfy, says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter. 1408 scribe Matt Greenberg is attached to write.

Written by an anonymous poet sometime between the 8th and 11th centuries, “Beowulf” follows a Scandinavian hero whose adventures begin with the slaying of a feared monster, Grendel.

“Beowulf” has been adapted several times for the big screen, notably as a 2007 motion-capture version directed by Robert Zemeckis.

The new “Beowulf” series will be executive produced by Michael Chechik, Andrew Cosby, Paulo de Oliveria, Matt Greenberg and Brian Hamilton.