Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell (Sharpe)
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 (David Dawson). Against this turbulent backdrop lives our hero, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon).
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 birth right, 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.
Set in the late ninth century AD, when England was divided into seven separate kingdoms. The Anglo-Saxon lands are attacked and, in many instances, ruled by Danes. The Kingdom of Wessex had been left standing alone.
The protagonist Uhtred, the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman, is captured by Viking Danes and reared as one of them. Forced to choose between a kingdom that shares his ancestry and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are constantly tested.
'There is plenty of spectacle in The Last Kingdom, but none quite as spellbinding as Alfred's quiet intelligence.' - Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
'There were satisfyingly high production values, a bloodthirsty appetite for violence and a proper cliffhanger. Sign me up.' - Matt Roush, TV Insider
'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.' - Deborah Day, TheWrap
'There was more than enough to keep us watching in the hope that Uhtred's ongoing adventures will prove just as gorily satisfying as before.' - Gerard O'Donovan, Daily Telegraph
'A strong opening episode, which set the scene for conflict to come and introduced us to both a host of intriguing new characters and the return of some very nasty enemies from Uhtred's past.' - Sarah Hughes, Guardian
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Series: The Last Kingdom
Classification: MA15+ (Strong violence and sex scenes)
Number of Discs: 6
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 10th May 2017
Running Time: 933.0 mins
Subtitles: Not Specified