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Beowulf: Esquire Network orders second scripted series

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Beowulf adaptation is coming to Esquire Network, the channel announced Wednesday. This marks Esquire’s second original scripted series since launching in 2013.

Kieran Bew, an English actor who’s appeared in Hallmark films and Starz’ Da Vinci’s Demons, will play the title character, and Damages’ William Hurt, Wolf Hall‘s Joanne Whalley, Downton Abbey’s Ed Speleers, and black Box‘s David Ajala will co-star. 

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Beowulf exemplifies our commitment to delivering well-produced, vivid, and engaging programming to our audiences,” Esquire Network’s executive vice president of development and production Matt Hanna said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to bring an impressive assembly of artists and visionaries to our lineup when the series unveils later next year.”

Beowulf will debut sometime in 2016, and Esquire Network’s first original scripted series, Spotlesspremieres Nov. 14 at 10 p.m. ET.