ITV has released an extended preview of Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands as the epic new drama continues to film on location in the North East.

Created by James Dormer, Tim Haines and Katie Newman, the 13-part series is produced by Stephen Smallwood for ITV Studios and set in the mythical Shieldlands. Filming has been taking place in a disused County Durham quarry, with interior scenes shot in Blyth, Northumberland.

The broadcaster also announced that Joe Sims, Lee Boardman, David Bradley, Ace Bhatti and Gregory Fitoussi have joined the cast.

They join the likes of Kieran Bew (Da Vinci’s Demons), William Hurt (Humans, Kiss of the Spider Woman), Joanne Whalley (Wolf Hall, Jamaica Inn), Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) and David Harewood (Homeland, Blood Diamond).

Beowulf is set to air next year.

Watch the extended clip here: