‘The Last Kingdom’ Is The Perfect Series To Binge On After ‘Game Of Thrones’

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, Film, TV
Published 28.05.19
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Netflix’s The Last Kingdom is the perfect alternative for disgruntled Game Of Thrones fans.

It’s been a little while since the last episode of Game Of Thrones aired and the time has done nothing to make me feel better about the way it unfolded.

I’ve literally just had a conversation in the office about Jon and the Night King; eight years we’ve put into this show, waiting for the climactic moment when Jon, who we’ve championed from the beginning, would become the hero he was born to be and go head to head with death himself.

But forget that, Arya jumping out of nowhere to finish him off was much more satisfying. Not.

As fantastic as the last two minutes of the below video are, where Jon kills a White Walkers, how was it the best we got?

Whatever, I’m over it.

(I’m really not over it.)

However, if you are feeling a little lost and wish to fill that GoT-sized void in your lives then look no further, as The Last Kingdom is here to sooth those post-season 8 blues.

The British historical fiction series is based on Bernard Cornwell’s series of novels The Saxon Stories, and is set in the late 9th century AD.

It follows a Saxon boy called Uhtred who is captured and raised by invading Danes. Throughout the series, he seeks revenge for his father’s death and makes his way to Wessex to offer his help to its king, Alfred.

All three seasons are currently on Netflix, and if you like medieval mayhem and the prospect of loads of heavy-breathing Vikings, this’ll be right up your street.

And the good news doesn’t stop there: Netflix green-lit a fourth season late last year so there are even more episodes on the way.

What’s Viking for ‘get in there, my son’?

The post read: We went back to the beginning. Back to #Bebbanburg. This was the last set up of our season 4 #Bamburgh shoot, with the most awe-inspiring view – it’s easy to see why #Uhtred wants to reclaim his ancestral lands!”

If you haven’t already, check out the trailer below:

This is definitely prime Game Of Thrones replacement material if you ask me.

I mean, what else are you going to do with your spare time now? Get a job? Go out with friends?

No, you’re going to watch The Last Kingdom like a good person and you’re going to bloody well enjoy doing it.

Promise.

Images via Netflix

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