How many episodes in The Last Kingdom are there?
The number of episodes in season 1 of BBC Two and BBC America’s upcoming historical drama series is 8, each broadcasting for 1 full hour.
The cast list of The Last Kingdom is being headed by actor Alexander Dreymon, who plays the character Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Prior to landing this major role, Dreymon was best known to television audiences for playing the part of Luke Ramsey in the hit thriller American Horror Story. He also starred as Jeremiah in the 2014 film Blood Ransom.
Filming and TV Release Date
With filming for The Last Kingdom having got underway in November of 2014, the show will be broadcast in the UK on BBC2 and in the US on BBC America in 2015. The series was filmed using locations in Britain and Hungary.
Despite being based partly on real-world history, this fictional epic is understandably being compared to the massively popular fantasy drama Game Of Thrones. No doubt the BBC will be very pleased, should The Last Kingdom achieve anything close to the worldwide success so far enjoyed by the HBO and Sky Atlantic series.
Many Game Of Thrones’s viewers and fans of the wider genre have been looking forward to seeing just how this effort from the BBC matches up. Set in England during the 9th century, amidst a time of Viking invasion and King Alfred the Great fighting to hold on to power, the plot certainly promises a show that can deliver.
The Last Kingdom eight-part television drama has been adapted by the BAFTA nominee and RTS award-winning writer Stephen Butchard, from Bernard Cornwell’s series of best-selling books titled The Saxon Stories.
Will there be a season 2 of The Last Kingdom?
Given that this is a fairly major television production for BBC Two and BBC America, plus any international broadcasters who choose to pick up the show, strong viewing figures and favourable reviews from the critics would likely lead to the series being renewed for a second season in 2016.