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 Uhtred / ... (16 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Beocca (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Alfred / ... (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Aelswith (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Aethelwold (14 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Odda the Elder (13 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Brida (9 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Ragnar the Younger (9 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Hild (8 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Gisela (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Sigefrid (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Steapa (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Aethelflaed (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Sihtric (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Erik (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Leofric (7 episodes, 2015)
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 Odda the Younger (7 episodes, 2015)
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 Haesten (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Clapa (7 episodes, 2017)
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The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the command of King Alfred. Against this turbulent backdrop lives our hero, Uhtred. Born the son of a Saxon nobleman, he is captured by the Danes and raised as one of their own. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested. What is he? Saxon or Dane? On a quest to reclaim his birthright, Uhtred must tread a dangerous path between both sides if he is to play his part in the birth of a new nation and, ultimately, recapture his ancestral lands.

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Shot primarily in Budapest. See more »

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Alfred's crown features the Fleur-de-lis, which was not used by Anglo-Saxon royalty. See more »


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The Last Kingdom: Opening Theme
Music Composed by John Lunn
Vocals by Eivør Pálsdóttir (as Eivør)
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Overall very well done for the first episode!
11 October 2015 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Well what can I say? The producer has had a massive chalange to shortcut all the the parts of the novel, which should only stay at the novel, and get straight to the point. The TV series are called "The Last Kingdom" NOT "Uhtred and his beloved Danes" or "Great Vikings of the Norse". Some may complain that The Last Kingdom TV series are taking away from understanding the Viking ways, but think about it for a moment, do we want to watch another "Viking" series..., do we really? Are we not tired of the same over and over again? I would not want to beat ahead of the drums, but it seems like the series would concentrate on Alfred the Great and the history of newly born Engaland.

To all those who want to complain.., I would want to say: if you think you can do better, why don't you try to do it yourself?!

Great story line (very close to the actual novel and yet very different, so even if you read the books, it still holds your breath with a lot of good action, strategy, maps(taking parallel to modern day locations) Very well camera work. And fairly well actors work. So overall, I must say that it's most anticipated in the circle of all my friends and family!


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