The Last Kingdom

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  • TV-MA
  • 2015
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.5  (130,904)

The Last Kingdom is set in the year 872. The show is centered around a cluster of small kingdoms, what we now call modern day England. The Danes have invaded the group of kingdoms leaving only one left to stand against them, the kingdom of Wessex. King Alfred leads Wessex and has remained defiant and strong against the invading Danes. The main character and hero of the story, Uhtred, is from Wessex. Born the offspring of a Saxon Nobleman, ten-year-old Uhtred becomes captured by the Danes who choose to keep him and raise him as one of their own. As the story unfolds, Uhtred is forced the make the decision between the country that gave birth to him or the people that raised him. Throughout the show his fidelity will be tried at every turn. As the adventure goes on, he will realize that the decision must be made, is he Saxon or is he Dane? Should he choose to regain ownership of his birthright as the commander of Wessex he will become the creator of a new nation, but that will require venturing down a dangerous path between Wessex and the Danes. The Last Kingdom is based on a best selling book from Bernard Cornwell's series The Saxon Stories. It weaves together both historical facts with elements of fiction and characters. The story is loosely taken from King Alfred the Great's crusade to join the numerous small kingdoms into what we now call England.

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Seasons
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
March 9, 2022
Armies converge in an epic, final showdown that determines the fate of a king's dream for England — and Uhtred's hope of securing his family's future.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
March 9, 2022
Edward marches his troops north while Uhtred recruits a small force to infiltrate Bebbanburg. King Constantin arrives to meet his new bride, Aelfwynn.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
March 9, 2022
Upon learning of Aethelhelm's location, Uhtred proposes an audacious attack to rescue Aelfwynn and restore his birthright — but Edward is cautious.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
March 9, 2022
Edward offers a role to Stiorra that would restore her to power. Aethelhelm meets with a Saxon enemy. Uhtred has a long-overdue reckoning with Brida.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
March 9, 2022
The forces of Edward and Sigtryggr march toward battle as Uhtred races to reveal the truth of Aethelhelm's scheming and avert a ruinous war.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
March 9, 2022
Aethelhelm's subterfuge successfully foments war tensions between Edward and Sigtryggr, but his thugs make a crucial mistake in attacking a pilgrimage.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
March 9, 2022
Rivals secretly advance competing successors upon the death of a Mercian ruler. Brida finds solace in the faith of her prisoner, Father Pyrlig.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
March 9, 2022
In the aftermath of the tragic battle for Eoferwic, Sigtryggr is forced to make a painful choice. Edward learns of Aethelhelm's intrigues in Mercia.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
March 9, 2022
A betrayal at Eoferwic sends Sigtryggr in search of aid, while Uhtred begs Aethelflaed for military support she cannot give. Edward meets a new ally.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
March 9, 2022
Ill omens and border raids make Uhtred extra-vigilant at his northern outpost. King Sigtryggr is visited by his notorious brother Rognvaldr.
Description

The Last Kingdom is set in the year 872. The show is centered around a cluster of small kingdoms, what we now call modern day England. The Danes have invaded the group of kingdoms leaving only one left to stand against them, the kingdom of Wessex. King Alfred leads Wessex and has remained defiant and strong against the invading Danes.

The main character and hero of the story, Uhtred, is from Wessex. Born the offspring of a Saxon Nobleman, ten-year-old Uhtred becomes captured by the Danes who choose to keep him and raise him as one of their own. As the story unfolds, Uhtred is forced the make the decision between the country that gave birth to him or the people that raised him. Throughout the show his fidelity will be tried at every turn. As the adventure goes on, he will realize that the decision must be made, is he Saxon or is he Dane?

Should he choose to regain ownership of his birthright as the commander of Wessex he will become the creator of a new nation, but that will require venturing down a dangerous path between Wessex and the Danes.

The Last Kingdom is based on a best selling book from Bernard Cornwell's series The Saxon Stories. It weaves together both historical facts with elements of fiction and characters. The story is loosely taken from King Alfred the Great's crusade to join the numerous small kingdoms into what we now call England.

The Last Kingdom is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (50 episodes). The series first aired on October 10, 2015.

Where to Watch The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom is available for streaming on the BBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Last Kingdom on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 10, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (130,904)