The Last Kingdom (2017): S02E01


Introduction

The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories series of novels. It premiered in 2015 on BBC America, BBC Two and later in 2018 on Netflix.

As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred – born a Saxon but raised by Vikings – seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

Outline

Having helped Alfred defeat the Danes in Wessex Uhtred is anxious to return to Bebbanburg and reclaim his kingdom. Accompanied by feisty nun Hild he arrives in York where Beocca and Father Hreothward lead the fight against renegade brothers Erik and Siegfrid and aim to free local lord Guthred from Uhtred’s old foe Kjartan with Alfred’s blessing. Guthred is saved and vows to help Uhtred arrest Kjartan and the treacherous Aelfric though Kjartan escapes. Grateful Abbot Eadred canonises Guthred but Uhtred’s enemies are still plotting to defeat him. Meanwhile in Essex, …

The Last Kingdom Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 16 March 2017.
  • Rating: 18.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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