BBC America aired the first season finale of The Last Kingdom TV show, Saturday, November 28. While it is still not clear if The Last Kingdom will be cancelled or renewed for a second season, Executive Producer Gareth Neame is already thinking about season two and teases his plans, in an interview with TV Insider.
According to Neame, if The Last Kingdom is renewed, King Alfred’s (David Dawson) season two goals will include promoting Christianity and rallying the nobles and royals to unite and kick out the Vikings. Meanwhile, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) will face, “…very, very dark times that will test his mettle in ways that we haven’t seen in the first season. He’ll always be headstrong and impetuous, but he will start to mature.”
Here are some more second season teases from TV Insider:
What are Uhtred’s goals now?
He’ll seek out his Anglo Saxon father’s lands in the north–his birthright. And because Iseult told him “Your sister still lives,” and that’s the first he knew that she’s still alive, he decides to look for her. […]
Will Alfred be a big part of a second season?
Yeah, he is a big character. There really are two storylines. One is the main personal story of Uhtred of Bebbenburg, who’s torn between these two identities-Saxon and Dane. He is very attracted by the Viking way of life, but he wants his stolen birthright—the estates of his Saxon father– back. He has that personal quest while Alfred has a more political story. He wants to create a nation. The two stories will continue to run side by side.
What do you think? Did you watch season one of The Last Kingdom TV show? Do you enjoy this series about the founding of England? If the show is renewed for a second season, do you plan to watch? Tell us.