The Last Kingdom (2017): S02E02


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

Uhtred proves his worth to a grateful Guthred and when a group of horsemen arrives, claiming loyalty to Guthred but in reality sent by Kjartan Uhtred is quick to see through their lies and all are swiftly dispatched, except one Sihtric, who agrees to change sides. Beocca leaves to return to Wessex but the baleful Eadred, still illogically mistrustful of Uhtred, and anxious for a peace treaty with Erik and Siegfrid. poisons the simple gullible Guthred against his former saviour, particularly in the light of Uhtred’s fondness for Guthred’s sister Gisela. As a result …

The Last Kingdom Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Last Kingdom here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 23 March 2017.
  • Rating: 18.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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