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The Last Kingdom

The second series of The Last Kingdom will begin on Thursday 16th March at 9pm on BBC Two.  Netflix streaming in various areas will also begin on 16th March.

David Dawson as King Alfred…series 2

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A BBC Two/BBC America production of Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories;

‘The Last Kingdom’ and ‘The Pale Horseman’

Latest news on ‘The Last Kingdom’…updated on 10th October 2015:-

Interview from the BBC America section of the TCA tour in California in which…Gareth Neame, David Dawson and Rune Temte set the scene for ‘The Last Kingdom’

  ‘I’ve never come across a character I wanted to play who was quite as complex’…David Dawson speaking about his role as King Alfred in ‘The Last Kingdom’ at the TCA press tour.

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‘The Last Kingdom’ will air on BBC America on 10th October 2015.  For UK viewers, the story begins on 22nd October 2015 at 9pm on BBC Two.

Gallery: ‘The Last Kingdom’ London press launch, September 2015:-

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Gallery: ‘The Last Kingdom’ panel discussion at the BBC America section of the TCA Tour, Beverly Hilton Hotel, 31st July 2015:-

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The gallery below includes images from the complete first series of ‘The Last Kingdom’ but is largely spoiler free.  I’m in the process of making individual galleries for each episode, such are the numbers of available images…watch this space.  The gallery is comprised of images released by BBC America, http://www.farfarawaysite.com,  social media photos and credited screencaps:-

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Teaser trailers/clips from ‘The Last Kingdom’ can be found the ‘Video’ section under ‘The Last Kingdom…clips’…currently being updated.

About:-

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:-

The Last Kingdom is an forthcoming television adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling series of historical novels by BAFTA nominated and RTS award-winning writer Stephen Butchard (Good Cop, Five Daughters, House Of Saddam).

Set in the late ninth century, when what is known as England today was several separate kingdoms. The Anglo-Saxon lands are attacked and in many instances ruled by Viking forces. The kingdom of Wessex has been left standing alone under the command of King Alfred the Great. The main protagonist, Uhtred – the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman, is kidnapped by norsemen and raised as one of them. Forced to choose between a kingdom that shares his ancestry and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested.

The series started shooting in November 2014, and is produced by Carnival Films (Downton Abbey, Whitechapel) for BBC Two and BBC America. Filming is taking place in Hungary and the United Kingdom.

Nick Murphy (Prey, Occupation) is co-executive producing and directing multiple episodes.

Scandinavian actor Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Academy Award winner In a Better World) was offered the role of Earl Ragnar the Fearless, but he had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with his stage performance of The Dance of Death.                             

References:-

http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/24/the-last-kingdom-cast-announced/

http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2014/11/alexander-dreymon-david-dawson-star-bbc-twos-last-kingdom/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/filming-begins-on-The-Last-Kingdom

http://www.televisual.com/news-detail/Filming-begins-on-Carnivals-The-Last-Kingdom_nid-4864.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rutger-hauer-american-horror-story-751825

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