UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Esquire television channel says it will begin airing a 13-part adaptation of the epic poem "Beowulf" on Jan. 23.
The source material is about 1,000 years old and tells the story of a disillusioned and damaged hero.
The one-hour drama it inspired will "chronicle Beowulf's return to his home Herot, to make peace with his past. Unwittingly in search of a cause to believe in and a community to fight for, Beowulf finds himself wrongly accused of murder and hunts down the true perpetrator to avenge the death of his fellow kinsmen," said a synopsis.
Beowulf is produced by ITV Studios with Tim Haines and Katie Newman serving as executive producers, along with James Dormer, who wrote the program.