Adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling books, The Last Kingdom is a show of heroic deeds and epic battles but with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.
A contemporary story of redemption, vengeance and self-discovery set against the birth of England. Combining real historical figures and events with fiction, THE LAST KINGDOM is written and executive produced by Stephen Butchard for Carnival Film & TV.
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