The Last Kingdom Begins Filming In Budapest

Filming has begun in Budapest for the second series of period drama The Last Kingdom, which is adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s novels by Stephen Butchard, and will air on BBC Two in 2017. Netflix will are on board as co-production partners.

Set in the year 878, the second series returns as fearless warrior Uhtred continues to fight for his native land of Northumbria. Uhtred, having given his sword to King Alfred, despite being raised by the Danes, travels north to avenge Earl Ragnar’s death and regain his ancestral lands of Bebbanburg.

Alfred’s desire to create a united England is stronger than ever, and he sets his sights on the wild north, which has fallen into chaos and rebellion. Alfred champions a new king – a Christian Dane – to unite the tribes. However, this king has been enslaved, and Uhtred becomes involved in a rescue mission, which brings him up against an old enemy.

Alexander Dreymon (American Horror Story) returns as Uhtred, alongside David Dawson (Peaky Blinders), Emily Cox (Homeland), Ian Hart (Boardwalk Empire) and Tobias Santelmann (Marcella) from the first series. They are joined by new cast members including Thure Lindhardt (The Bridge), Millie Brady (Legend), Peter McDonald (Thirteen) and Richard Rankin (From Darkness).

The second series of The Last Kingdom will premiere on BBC Two next year and have its US premiere on Netflix. The first series will be available on Netflix in the UK later this year and is currently being released in other territories worldwide.