More fictional monsters will be making their way to the SyFy cable network as a drama series based on the Old English epic poem, “Beowulf”, is being developed. In the ancient Scandinavian poem, the hero Beowulf is called upon to protect the Danish king from being attacked by the monster Grendel. Beowulf slays Grendel, which angers Grendel’s mother, who comes to attack Beowulf, so Beowulf slays her too. Order is restored and all is well in the land until 50 years later when Beowulf is older and repels and kills a dragon but is mortally wounded himself in the attack.
A pilot episode for “Beowulf” may debut in 2014.