BBC America announced the broadcast date for The Last Kingdom. It will premiere on Saturday October 10th 2015 at 10pm. Deadline and the Twitter for BBC America's broadcast shared the new keyart for the show.
Set in the 9th century, the eight-part historical drama is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling series of books The Saxon Stories, penned by Stephen Butchard,. Described as a contemporary story of redemption, vengeance and self-discovery, The Last Kingdom follows young warrior and outsider, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), on a fierce mission to reclaim his birthright. The series will combine real historical figures and events with fictional characters during the reign of Alfred the Great, who as King of Wessex fought off a Viking invasion.