The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the command of King Alfred. Against this turbulent backdrop lives our hero, Uhtred. Born the son of a Saxon nobleman, he is captured by the Danes and raised as one of their own. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested. What is he? Saxon or Dane? On a quest to reclaim his birthright, Uhtred must tread a dangerous path between both sides if he is to play his part in the birth of a new nation and, ultimately, recapture his ancestral lands.
The setting is a historical one of England roughly around 800-900 A.D. The conflict involves the vikings who are eager to take more ground and the native English peoples or more correctly the Saxons who desire to hold the ground they have and repel the Vikings from England. The main protagonist is a fictional character although his birth place and enemies who contest him; Ubba (Ubbe Lothbrok) and Guthrum are real figures.
Time Commitment: 1 Season
|Title||The Last Kingdom|
|Cast||Alexander Dreymon Uhtred of Bebbanburg (8 episodes, 2015)|
Ian Hart Beocca (8 episodes, 2015)
David Dawson Alfred/King Alfred (7 episodes, 2015)
Adrian Bower Leofric (7 episodes, 2015)
|Genres||Action, History, Romance|
|Plot||The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes…|