In recent years David Bradley has been known for his role in Game of Thrones as the despicable Walder Frey and the determined Abraham Setrakian in The Strain, but the actor is ready to add another memorable role to his resume.
Bradley has joined the cast of ITV’s upcoming original TV series Beowulf in a yet-to-be-specified role. The 13-part drama series will be follow the legendary Beowulf as he fights to protect his home and those he loves.
In addition to Bradley, Kieran Bew (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Bletchley Circle) is set to star in the series as the titular character, and joining him are William Hurt (Humans, Kiss of the Spider Woman), who will play Hrothgar, and acclaimed actress Joanne Whalley (Wolf Hall, Jamaica Inn) who takes on the role of Rheda.
Read more about the series, per ITV, below:
The first episode sees Beowulf who, after spending many years wandering as a mercenary warrior, returns to Herot to pay his respects to the recently deceased Thane, Hrothgar – the man who raised him. But when Herot is attacked by the terrifying monster Grendl, Beowulf has no choice but to hunt it down, winning favour with Herot’s new female Thane, and the wider community, in the process.
And so begins a personal journey that sees this mighty and capable man slowly reconnect with the notion of family and home.
Beowulf is a series about courage, greed, betrayal, revenge, loyalty, power, man versus wilderness and, of course love. It is a series that explores the notion of good and evil, heroes and villains. However, beyond these wider political undercurrents and inner personal turmoils are the excitement, danger and sense of adventure that any great Western has. Epic fights, thrilling chases, raids, celebrations and battles are an essential part of the promise.