Events are beginning to shape up in England in the 9th century where there are no any Anglo-Saxon institutions. Only small kingdoms are shown on the map as a patchwork quilt. Moreover, the Vikings attack the British Islands and the Danes control the great part of territories.

The main character of The Last Kingdom Uhtred of Bebbanburg is a Saxon noble descendant who was kidnaped by the Vikings and brought up in Scandinavian customs.

Uhtred has to find out who he really is: Anglo-Saxon or Dane. It would be very difficult for him to make the right choice.

Uhtred stays in England after the death of his Scandinavian fosterer and decides to joint with Alfred, the King of Essex. This will be just the start of his trials and tribulations. He will find and lose his love, experience sense of betrayal, and finally will be cast into jail. This is a turbulent life story in stormy times.

Interesting facts

  • While the scene of The Last Kingdom is set in England, the series was generally filmed in Hungary.
  • The Last Kingdom was shot based upon The Saxon Stories, a historical novel series written by Bernard Cornwell. Considering the fact that the cycle includes twelve novels and the plot of each season of the series includes approximately two books, it’s safe to assume that the series may have six seasons.


The British-made TV series is shot based upon The Saxon Stories, a historical novel series written by Bernard Cornwell, in the historical drama genre.

The fourth season premiered on April 26, 2020 on Netflix.


  • What channel is producing the series?

The first two seasons of The Last Kingdom were shot by order of BBC; currently, the series is owned by Netflix platform.

  • Will there be a sequel?

The fifth season is expected.

Related Series

  • Vikings
  • Game of Thrones
  • Outlander

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