Historical drama The Last Kingdom has found its lead. I have learned that Alexander Dreymon (American Horror Story: Coven) has been tapped for the role of Uhtred in the eight-hour Game Of Thrones-esque epic series for BBC America and BBC2. From Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films, ninth century-set The Last Kingdom is based on Bernard Cornwell’s book series The Saxon Stories. It combines real historical figures and events with fictional characters during the reign of Alfred the Great, who as King of the-last-kingdom fought off a Viking invasion. The series’ protagonist and hero is Uhtred (Dreymon). When his noble Saxon parents are killed by the Vikings, the marauders kidnap him and raise him as one of their own. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are continually tested. Dreymon, repped by Gersh, Silver Lining Entertainment, Independent Talent in the UK, and attorneys Carlos Goodman and Greg Slewett, recently wrapped the independent prison drama Heartlock, now in post-production.
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