William Hurt, Joanne Whalley to Star in ITV’s ‘Beowulf’

LONDON — William Hurt, Joanne Whalley and Kieran Bew have been cast in ITV’s 13-part drama series “Beowulf.”

Bew, whose credits include “Da Vinci’s Demons” and “The Bletchley Circle,” plays Beowulf.

Cast also includes Ed Speleers (“Downton Abbey”), David Ajala (“Black Box”), Ian Puleston-Davies (“Coronation Street”) and Ellora Torchia (“Indian Summers”).

Show, which has been created by James Dormer, Tim Haines and Katie Newman, is set in the mythical Shieldlands, “a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures.”

Dormer (“Strike Back,” “Wallander,” “Outcast”) writes and executive produces the show.

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