BBC 2’s The Last Kingdom to return in Spring

By Nathaniel Dalby - Fri 10th Feb 2017 News

This isn't the last you've seen of The Last Kingdom.

Alexander Dreymon in The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom, BBC 2’s historical drama, is due to return this Spring. 

The reveal comes alongside a new trailer and pictures from the series, which is making an unexpected comeback.

The first series aired in late-2015 and was adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s historical novel series The Saxon Stories.

The Last Kingdom follows Uhtred, the son of a Saxon nobleman, who is captured and raised by Vikings and forced to choose between them in 9th century England.

The show was hugely popular with audiences back in 2015, but was not expected to return to screens due to BBC America (co-producers of the show) pulling out.

Netflix has however picked up the project alongside the BBC, allowing for a second series to be made.

The Last Kingdom stars German actor Alexander Dreymon alongside Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) and Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street, Pride and Prejudice).

Whilst not much is yet known about the second series of the show, it can be expected that the usual array of battles, warlords and castles from the first series will be present. 

Whilst comparisons to the massively successful Game of Thrones are obvious, author of the books TLK is based on, Bernard Cornwell, has been critical of the HBO series.

“So many characters. So many strands. You have to have large sections where the plot is explained. This is very, very dull, so they put a lot of naked women behind it all.”

Series two of The Last Kingdom will air on BBC 2 in the Spring, with the first series available to watch on Netflix now. 

Source: What’s On TV