UPDATE – It’s now official, ITV has cancelled Beowulf after one season. Original story follows…
Despite plans for the series to run five seasons, ITV has reportedly cancelled Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands after just one.
Per The Sun, the UK broadcaster has axed the fantasy drama, which airs on Esquire in the US, due to low ratings and wont be renewing the series for Season 2:
Now insiders have told how it will not return after the end of its first series, which has another five episodes to air. A source said: “ITV had huge hopes for Beowulf.
And there was a massive push last year about what a big deal it was for the network and that there were plans for five series.
But viewers slammed it and all the talk internally has been about what a disaster it has been. It is fair to say it won’t be back.”
ITV aren’t confirming the cancellation just yet, with a spokeswoman saying a decision has yet to be reached:
“It’s standard practice for ITV to decide upon the recommission of a series once it’s fully aired.
“Consequently, we have no decision currently about Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands.”
Stay tuned as we await official evidence of Beowulf‘s cancellation, or otherwise…