BBC2 drama The Last Kingdom has gained Netflix as co-producer for it’s second season, replacing BBC America, it has been announced.
Netflix will air the series in US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Japan, Spain and Portugal, whilst BBC2 maintains the broadcast rights in the UK.
Based on the Bernard Cornwell ‘The Saxon Stories’ novels, the historical drama tells the story of the last Anglo-Saxon area of England, the Kingdom of Wessex, as it battles to maintain it’s freedom from the invading Vikings. As The Last Kingdom returns for a second season, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon – American Horror Story), finds himself battling the people who raised him, having sworn his sword to Wessex’s King Alfred (David Dawson – Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders).
Principal photography has begun in Budapest for the season 2 of the show, which will have 8 x 60-minute episodes airing in 2017 on BBC2.