Uhtred Returns To The Last Kingdom For Season Two

Adapted by Stephen Butchard from Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling novels The Lords Of The North and Sword Song, The Last Kingdom returns to BBC Two for season two on Thursday 16th March at 9pm.

Set in the year 878, the second season opens as Uhtred continues to fight for his native land of Northumbria. Uhtred, having given his sword to King Alfred despite his upbringing by the invading pagan Danes, embarks on his voyage north to reclaim his own fate: to avenge Earl Ragnar’s death and recapture his ancestral lands of Bebbanburg.

In his quest to create a united England, Alfred sets his sights on the 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 embroiled in a rescue mission which brings him face-to-face with an enemy of old.

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 season. They are joined by new cast members including Thure Lindhardt (The Bridge), Millie Brady (Legend), and Peter McDonald (Thirteen).