It was recently announced by BBC America that Carnival Films, which produced Downton Abbey, will adapt Bernard Cornwell’s book series The Saxon Tales. The new TV series, which will be titled The Last Kingdom, is set in the year 872. It will follow the different kingdoms that occupy what is now modern England as they deal with the threat of the Vikings.
Bernard Cornwell is an English author of historical novels. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe, which were adapted into a series of Sharpe television films and for The Saxon Tales.
It was JUST announced that BBC and Carnival Films, the
Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning producers announced that
production would begin in the Fall for The Last Kingdom (BBC
Series), a new historical fic…