Is The Last Kingdom hitching its wagon to the success of Game of Thrones? Not exactly.
With the announced series The Last Kingdom coming to the BBC, it sounds like the “people in medieval clothing killing eachother genre” has found a new home. The new drama will be based on the bestselling series The Saxon Tales by Bernard Cornwell and will air on BBC 2… at some unspecified point in the future.
It's not the first time the comparison has been made - fans of Thrones will probably enjoy Last Kingdom
It sounds eerily similar to that other book-to-tv series everyone loves to cringe through these days, but anyone who’s even vaguely familiar with The Saxon Tales will note one crucial difference – no magic. While Game of Thrones, set in the fictional kingdom of Westeros, makes no bones about adding a dragon or three and some White Walkers to fill its plot holes, Cornwell’s series is, for the most part, historical. The story takes place during the Danish invasions of Britain during the 9th and 10th century, which would roughly match the historical period of Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire. So we’ll get to see a lot of similarly-themed costumes and sets, but we’re guessing the writers will have a bit of a harder time keeping pace, with no zombies to plop in the middle of the story when the political intrigue starts to fizzle out.
Set in a fictional 1944, Britain has lost D-Day and the Nazi's are starting to occupy the country. One morning, Sarah Lewis wakes up to find her husband has gone, along with the other males in the tiny Welsh village where she lives. She is alarmed to find a German soldier in her home, who tells her that he will be staying in the village for a week, along with the rest of his patrol.
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7th February, 1983
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