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BBC to film The last kingdom


The BBC and Downton Abbey‘s producer has teamed up to create the historial drama The last kingdom, set in the Viking age and expected to compete with Game of Thrones.

This week, it was announced that the BBC, together with Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films, have joined forces to develop and film the Viking series The last kingdom. To be shown in the UK on BBC Two and on BBC America, the 8-episode series will be based on Bernard Cornwell’s popular Saxon Stories novels, with the script being written by Stephen Butchard, the BAFTA nominated and RTS award-winning screenwriter of Good Cop, Five Daughters, and House Of Saddam. Bernard Cornwell (pictured below) was previously known for his Sharpe novels, which were turned into a series of TV movies starring Sean Bean.

Set in pre-England in 872, several kingdoms have become victims of invading Vikings…

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