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The Last Kingdom: Season 1 (2015)




Critic Consensus: The Last Kingdom fuses beautiful cinematography and magnificent action sequences to create highly gratifying historical drama.


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When Anglo-Saxons are attacked by Viking forces, Uhtred, born a Saxon but raised by Vikings, finds his loyalties tested as he tries to claim his birthright and help create a new nation. Alexander Dreymon, Tobias Santelmann and Emily Cox star.


Alexander Dreymon
as Uhtred of Bebbanburg
Matthew MacFadyen
as Lord Uhtred
David Dawson
as King Alfred the Great
Jason Flemyng
as King Edmund
Alec Newman
as King Aethelred
Ian Hart
as Beocca
Peter Gantzler
as Earl Ragnar
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Critic Reviews for The Last Kingdom: Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (13)

Uhtred's trials intensify when he joins Alfred's quest to unite the kingdoms into England, creating an epic backdrop for a handsome, stellar cast and expert storytellers to weave television's latest addictive historical fiction.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…
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[The Last Kingdom] all meshes together in enthralling fashion with a tale that's understandable and a setting that's tailor made for picturesque vistas... livens up Saturday nights with Emmy caliber storytelling and oft-sumptuous production values.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Isn't in the same league as that other medievalesque literary adaptation Game of Thrones, nor does it have the epic scope of Vikings. But its breathtaking photography, glorious fight scenes, and fantastical story make it a worthwhile treat for genre fans.

October 8, 2015 | Full Review…

There is plenty of spectacle in The Last Kingdom, but none quite as spellbinding as Alfred's quiet intelligence.

September 25, 2015 | Full Review…

This should brighten up the long, Thrones-less winter.

October 26, 2015 | Full Review…

There were satisfyingly high production values, a bloodthirsty appetite for violence and a proper cliffhanger. Sign me up.

October 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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I love the Last Kingdom, it was a realistic medieval historical drama centred on a young warrior who was born a Saxon but raised as a Dane, he must navigate through various plots and schemes from both sides of the war to survive. The production value was totally worth the end result, a must watch.


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