The Last Kingdom Series Information:
The Last Kingdom is a TV adaptation of award-winning author Stephen Butchard's "The Saxon Stories". The Last Kingdom combines historical events with fiction, telling the story of King Alfred the Great's ambitions to combine separate kingdoms into what would become the country of England. The cast includes Alexander Dreymon (American Horror Story), Emily Cox (The Silent Mountain) and David Dawson (Peaky Blinders) as King Alfred. The series takes place in 9th century AD, when most kingdoms have fallen to the Vikings. The only remaining kingdom is the Kingdom of Wessex, led by King Alfred the Great. In these challenging times, Uhtred has to deal with his own challenges. Born the son of a Saxon, he was also orphaned raised by the Vikings. Forced to choose between the people of his birth with the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are tested and he must follow a dangerous path between both sides in his quest to unite kingdoms. Netflix stated that "The Last Kingdom is a show of heroic deeds and epic battles but with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity".