BBC Two’s The Last Kingdom Series 2 begins filming; new cast additions revealed

The Danish / Brit warriors return and join forces with Netflix

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Thure Lindhardt (The Bridge) and Richard Rankin (Thirteen) are among the cast additions announced for the second series of BBC Two’s acclaimed drama, The Last Kingdom, as filming begins.

Leading the cast, will once again be Alexander Dreymon (American Horror Story) as Uhtred, alongside series one returnees, David Dawson (Peaky Blinders), Emily Cox (Homeland), Ian Hart (Boardwalk Empire) and Tobias Santelmann (Marcella).

Millie Brady (Legend), Peter McDonald (Thirteen) also join Lindhardt and Rankin as new cast members in series two.

Co-produced between Carnival Films and Netflix, adapted by RTS award-winning writer Stephen Butchard from Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series of novels, The Last Kingdom is a story of revenge, rivalry, hostility, corruption, love, sex, loyalty and friendship.

Set in the year 878, the second series returns as fearless and instinctive warrior Uhtred continues his 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.

Alfred’s conviction to create a united England is stronger than ever, and he sets his sights on the wild lands of the north, which have fallen into chaos and rebellion. It is a dangerous time for Saxon and Dane alike, but 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.

The Last Kingdom series two has started filming in Budapest and will be broadcast on BBC Two in 2017. Netflix will premiere the second series in the America.