last kingdom

The Last Kingdom

 

The Last Kingdom is based on bestselling book series, The Saxon Stories, by Bernard Cornwell. ¬†¬†The first seasons story line roughly covers the plots of the original two novels. ¬†The second season will cover the plots of the third and fourth of Cornwell’s novels.

The series focus is on Uhtred ( Alexander Dreymon), a warrior on a dangerous mission to salvage his birthright.  Re-telling the history of King Alfred the Great and his desire to unite the divided kingdoms into what has become modern day England.

Uhtred, is the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman,  He is captured by Vikings and raised as one of them. Forced to choose between a kingdom that shares his ancestry and the people that raised him, his loyalties are constantly tested.

Cast

  • Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred of Bebbanburg
  • Tobias Santelmann as Ragnar the Younger
  • Emily Cox as Brida
  • Thomas W. Gabrielsson as Guthrum
  • Joseph Millson as √Ülfric
  • Rune Temte as Ubba
  • Matthew Macfadyen as Lord Uhtred
  • Ian Hart as Beocca
  • David Dawson as King Alfred
  • Adrian Bower as Leofric
  • Simon Kunz as Odda the Elder
  • Harry McEntire as Aethelwold
  • Brian Vernel as Odda the Younger
  • Amy Wren as Mildrith
  • Charlie Murphy as Queen Iseult

The big news is that Netflix, has joined the BBC in the production of Season 2 during filming.   The season two of The Last Kingdom will be released late this year on Netflix.