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BBC America’s The Last Kingdom Begins Production!

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Production has begun on BBC America’s The Last Kingdom – based on the The Saxon Stories, the series of bestselling novels by Bernard Cornwell (also known for his excellent Sharpe novels).

Set in the 9th century, many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Vikings, only the great Kingdom of Wessex stands defiant under its visionary King Alfred the Great (Dawson). It is the last kingdom.

The Last Kingdom stars Alexander Dreymon, the cast includes: Rutger Hauer, Ian Hart and Matthew Macfayden, among other. The series is being adapted by BAFTA-winning writer Stephen Butchard and executive produced by Butchard, Gareth Neame, and Nigel Marchant. For more, follow the jump.

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