Hartlepool's Kieran Bew has been cast to play the lead role of Beowulf in ITV’s epic re-imagining of Beowulf - a series shot in a County Durham quarry.
ITV Studios used the quarry to recreate the mythical Shieldlands, a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures.
This is the first look at the set:
Kieran will star alongside multi award winning actor William Hurt who will play Hrothgar and Joanne Whalley who takes on the role of Rheda.
Stephen Smallwood will produce on location in County Durham and Northumberland.
Filming will begin in the North East later this month for transmission on ITV.