Bernard Cornwell series The Last Kingdom returns to BBC 2 tonight. We chatted to its cast about what to expect...
This interview contains spoilers for The Last Kingdom series one.
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It’s a year of inadvertent real-world relevance for escapist TV drama. As right wing nationalism bleeds into European politics, SS-gb happens to imagine an England occupied by Nazis. As Donald Trump sits in the white House, American Gods happens to show a con-man’s rise to power in the Us. And as the UK flounders through Brexit and the Scottish government moves to hold a second referendum on independence, The Last Kingdom happens to dramatise King Alfred’s ninth-century campaign to unite a divided England into a single country. None of it was intentional,