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.
Married by Beocca to Gisela, Uhtred joins Ragnar and Alfred’s nephew, the reluctant Aethelwold, and others including Hild and Beocca to travel north and defeat Sigefrid and Erik – and ultimately Kjarten, meeting up with Brida on the way. An early victory sends the treacherous brothers into exile and later brings Uhtred’s party to visit a contrite Guthred, who now approves the storming of Durham, and release of Ragnar’s sister, Thyra. The town is successfully captured and Ragnar faces Kjartan in single combat, a victory for justice, though Thyra does not react as hoped.
The Last Kingdom Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 06 April 2017.
- Rating: 18.
- Running Time: 60 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.