The Last Kingdom Season 1 Episode 1
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Osbert, the second son of King Uhtred, sees Viking ships approaching the bay near his father’s castle (Bebbanburg). The attacker is Earl Ragnar, a warlord. King Uhtred sends his eldest son, Uhtred, to spy on the Danes. He provokes them and it costs him his head, whereupon King Uhtred tells Osbert he is henceforth to be called Uhtred son of Uhtred. King Uhtred joins the other two Northumbrian kings (Osbert and Aella) to battle against Ragnar and Ubba (another warlord) at Eoferwic (York), and is killed. Osbert/Uhtred, who is around ten years old, assaults Ragnar who captures him as a slave, along with a Saxon girl, Brida. The Danes kill Kings Osbert and Aella and replace them with an Aelderman, Egbert, who will serve as a puppet king in Northumbria. Osbert/Uhtred’s uncle, Aelferic, claims Bebbanburg. Uhtred saves Ragnar’s daughter, Thyra, from molestation by the shipmaster Kjartan’s son, Sven. Ragnar adopts Uhtred as his son. Some years later on the eve of Thyra’s wedding, Kjartan attacks Ragnar’s settlement, killing Ragnar. Sven captures Thyra as a slave. Uhtred and Brida are in the forest and miss everything. They salvage and hide Ragnar’s treasure for his son, Young Ragnar, who is in Ireland.
Dane Ubba’s Viking army is crushing the Anglo Saxon kingdoms one by one. The three kings of Northumbria feel to properly overcome their rivalry, so two are slain, the third becomes a puppet. Lord Uthred senior, earldorman of Bebbanburg, falls in the decisive battle, shortly after his cocky heir of the same name was killed. Secondborn Osbert is re-baptized Uthred to be prepared as heir by priest Bebbanburg, while his uncle schemes to succeed himself. Amidst a bloody see of cruel oppression, Uthred is captured as slave to Danish earl Ragnar, but manages to impress him and be adopted, not returned for ransom.
Creators: Bernard Cornwell, Stephen Butchard
Director: Nick Murphy
Star Cast: Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Ian Hart, Arnas Fedaravicius, Millie Brady, Mark Rowley, Emily Cox, David Dawson, Harry McEntire,
Producer (s): Chrissy Skinns
Cinematographer: Chas Bain
Music: John Lunn, Eivør Pálsdóttir
Production House: Carnival Film & Television
Original network / Official Sites: Netflix, BBC America
Release Year: 10 October 2015 (USA)
Runtime: 60 min
Genres: Action, Drama, History