added: Tue, Mar 7th '17
Born a Saxon, raised as a Viking, but always an Arseling... It's the long-awaited return of the hit BBC series "The Last Kingdom" starring Alexander Dreymon as the Viking warrior "Uhtred" who continues to fight to reclaim his birthright as Lord of Bebbanburg in one of the last kingdom's of 9th century England. Check out the first trailer for the second season of "The Last Kingdom," which begins airing in the UK later this month.
Based on the best-selling historical book series by Bernard Cornwell, the eight-episode drama returns after a long year and a half hiatus where the now BBC and Netflix produced series finally finds an official on-air date starting this Spring on BBC TWO. The second season will pick up where the first season left off, which roughly covered the plot of Cornwell's first two novels; "The Last Kingdom," and "The Pale Horseman." The second season will likely continue into his third and fourth novels "The Lords of the North" and "Sword Song."
Returning for the second season are Adrian Bower as Leofric, Uhtred's most trusted Saxon warrior friend, Tobias Santelmann as Ragnar, Uhtred's Viking half-brother, Emily Cox as Brida, Uhtred's childhood friend and former lover who is now Ragnar's wife and David Dawson as King Alfred, who Uhtred continues to serve his oath to in exchange for vengeance.
The second season of "The Last Kingdom" will begin airing on March 16th, 2017 on BBC TWO in the UK.
Set in the 9th century AD, many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Vikings, only the great Kingdom of Wessex stands defiant under its visionary King Alfred the Great (Dawson). It is the last kingdom.
Against this turbulent backdrop lives Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon). Born the son of a Saxon nobleman, he is orphaned by the Vikings and then kidnapped 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 Viking? On a quest to claim 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.
directed by Peter Hoar
starring Alexander Dreymon, Adrian Bower, Emily Cox, Ian Hart, Tobias Santelmann, Brian Vernel, David Dawson, Harry McEntire, Eliza Butterworth, Amy Wren, Eva Birthistle, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Joseph Millson
release date March 16, 2017 (on BBC TWO)