The Last Kingdom: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
The Last Kingdom

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 31


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1799
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Air date: Oct 10, 2015
Air date: Oct 17, 2015
Air date: Oct 24, 2015
Air date: Oct 31, 2015
Air date: Nov 7, 2015
Air date: Nov 14, 2015
Air date: Nov 21, 2015
Air date: Nov 28, 2015

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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.


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Critic Reviews for The Last Kingdom Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (14)

I'm already in the thrall of this somewhat peculiar series.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 12, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[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.

Oct 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.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Sep 25, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Oct 26, 2015 | Full Review…

People who like large swords but little plot will enjoy this hairy fare.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The series has been described in advance as the BBC's answer to Game of Thrones. Yet, apart perhaps from the level of the violence, the programme's real roots seem to belong to less sophisticated (and less expensive) shows.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall though, thumbs up to a promising, bloody start.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The Last Kingdom looks like a cross between History's Vikings and HBO's Game of Thrones, but over the course of its first two seasons, it establishes itself as a show that can stand on its own two feet without the comparisons.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Last Kingdom: Season 1

  • Aug 07, 2019
    it's good. I like the finale. Though I don't like the fight scenes and the very shaky camera at season 1. This improved in season 2 and 3 though
  • Jun 24, 2019
    The best show on television.
  • Jun 21, 2019
    It's not as good as the books, but it's good in its own way.
  • May 15, 2019
    It starts a bit slow but it picks up and it's very well produced and acted. Great show.
  • Apr 29, 2019
    Captivating, i blew through all 3 seasons in a week. When one episode was never enough!
  • Apr 07, 2019
    A show worthy of binge watching.
  • Mar 09, 2019
    An absolutely awesome first season with stunning visuals and a cast that really gets you invested into the show and makes you care about them
  • Feb 22, 2019
    very riveting story of religions and peoples.
  • Feb 19, 2019
    Almost as good a GOT
  • Feb 13, 2019
    Based on the Saxon Tales books this historical fiction series takes place in a mysterious time in history when Saxons where defending there land from the onslaught of Danes. The birth of England is told in this fantastic story telling. Outstanding characters that you will love and hate. Violent and beautiful.

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