11 Best Shows To Watch If You Love The Last Kingdom (2023)

The final season of The Last Kingdom is finally available to binge-watch on Netflix. Fans can't wait until the movie, The Last Kingdom Seven Kings Must Die, to come out to know how Uhtred of Bebbanburg's story will end. In the meantime, for those who love this series, these are some shows similar to The Last Kingdom they can watch.

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For newcomers, The Last Kingdom follows the story of Uhtred, a young Saxon and heir to Bebbanburg, who loses his birthright and gets adopted by Danes. Years later, Uhtred is a skilled warrior, and although he considers himself a real Dane, his past still haunts him. He vows to retake his home someday, but his ultimate goal is put on hold when he's falsely accused of murdering his adoptive family and must prove his innocence. He rides with his friend Brida to the Kingdom of Wessex to ask for King Alfred's help, but things do not go as planned.

Updated July 23, 2022, by Jessica Faith: The production of The Last Kingdom Seven Kings Must Die has finally wrapped up, and cast members have started saying their goodbyes to their beloved characters. Alexander Dreymon, who plays Uhtred has hung up his armor, and while fans wait to see what is next for him after the release of the final chapter, they can always watch these series. According to speculations, fans can expect the movie to release in either late 2022 or sometime in 2023.

11/11 Barbarians

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This historical war series focuses on the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, which happened in 9AD between the Germanic tribes and the Roman Empire. Barbarians' story is loosely based on facts, and it gets told from Thusnelda and Arminius's perspectives. Thusnelda is a Germanic warrior who sees the Romans as a threat that needs to be dealt with when they kill her younger brother, while Arminius, a born German raised by Romans, struggles with his identity when he must face his old tribe.

Arminius, like Uhtred, was taken from his family at a young age to be raised in another culture, and they feel conflicted when it's time to choose a side and fight. Barbarians has great fight scenes and tells a well-written story.

10/11 Black Sails

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When it comes to Vikings, their stories, and mythologies, fans can surely expect a lot of sailing through harsh waters in the search of a thrilling adventure. These themes are also prominently found within the Black Sails universe.

Join Captain Flint and his crew as they embark on a journey that happened 20 years before the events of the novel, Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. This series is action-packed and knows how to get its fans rooting for its characters. Fans call it the perfect blend of Pirates of the Caribbeanand Vikings.

9/11 Knightfall

Knightfall is about the Knight Templars who protected the European Christian travelers on their way to the Holy Land in the early 12th century. They eventually became one of the largest and most powerful military organizations known to date before their end. The series focuses on the last few years of these Warrior monks. While the show features historical facts, legends like the Holy Grail are also present. In the series, Sir Landry and his knights get tasked with retrieving the famous cup before their enemies.

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Knightfall is considered a hidden gem by many of its fans. It's a story of forbidden romance, betrayals, and vengeance, which are also themes found in The Last Kingdom.

8/11 Norsemen

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Unlike The Last Kingdom and Vikings’ more dramatic feel, Norsemen (aka Vikingane) is a dark comedy about the daily life of Vikings, Orm and Freya, set in 790 AD. This series explores various themes relatable to the present time. Any fans of Norse stories can find something worthwhile in this comedy.

Fans of Vikings, in general, will love seeing a new perspective on their friendship, relationship, rivalry, power struggles, and more. This Norwegian series features beautiful scenery of their local forests and will give everyone plenty of laughs.

7/11 Frontier

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No one would have thought that a series about the Canadian fur trade of the 1700s would be an interesting topic, but Declan Harp (played by Jason Momoa) has a compelling story to tell, and fans are all ears. When the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly takes over the whole fur trade, half-Irish and half-Native American outlaw, Declan, tries to find a way to get revenge and put an end to their corruption and illegal activities.

Although this series may try hard to resemble Game of Thrones at times with its political, power, and wealth conflicts, Frontier is still worth watching. Declan's revenge is enough to intrigue fans into joining him on his journey.

6/11 The Musketeers

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The Musketeers is a series set in Paris, France, during the 17th century and focuses on the classic story of The Three Musketeers but with a contemporary twist. The story follows a group of soldiers and bodyguards in charge of protecting their King.

This drama is packed with adventure and drama just like The Last Kingdom, and fans will love the friendship dynamic between D'Artagnan (played by Skins' Luke Pasqualino), Athos, Aramis, and Porthos as it will remind them of Uhtred, Finan, and Sithric's brotherly bond.

5/11 Marco Polo

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Marco Polo's story happens in the 13th century when the constant threat of the Mongol Empire's expansion loomed over China. At a young age, Marco was abandoned by his father and adopted by Kublai Khan, the Mongolian emperor. Raised in the Mongolian culture, older Marco eventually falls in love with the beautiful Blue Princess and finds himself caught in between the two main rivals. Marco must then find a way to prove his allegiance.

Like Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Marco Polo is used to the harsh cruelty of the world, and he's a little too familiar with topics of greed, power, rivalry, politics, and betrayals. Marco Polo has beautiful imagery, and the story is truly remarkable. Fans should surely give this series a try.

4/11 Game Of Thrones

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Almost everyone has heard or has watched Game of Thrones, but for those who haven't had that chance yet, the HBO series takes place in Westeros, a land ruled by whoever sits upon the Iron Throne. The Mad King was once the ultimate ruler until he got replaced by King Robert of the house Baratheon. Despite Robert being the King, the other noble houses will do everything to steal or protect the Throne, which causes many wars, betrayals, and death throughout the series.

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Game of Thrones heavily focuses on politics, family, power, justice, and the coming of age topics. There's also a fantasy aspect to the story as many creatures and dragons roam the land. Like Uhtred, the Stark family loses their home and are left scattered around the land without each other. Alone, they must find a way to survive, regroup and reclaim their home.

3/11 The Witcher

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The Witcher is about Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster hunter who travels the Continent for hire until his path crosses with a powerful sorceress named Yennefer of Vengerberg. He eventually meets a barb named Dandelion, who also changes his world when they attend a banquet, and Geralt gets tasked with a new destiny of protecting the young and special princess of Cintra. With a world full of evil humans and monsters, Geralt must choose whether to accept his fate or resume his daily hunts.

The Witcher is a well-written story about adventure, power, monsters, politics, war, and magic. Plus, Cirilla, the princess of Cintra, shares a similar fate to Uhtred as, like him, she was taken from her home and adopted into a new "family" at a young age. Fans who loved this show and cannot wait until the next season can either read the book series of the same name or play the game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

2/11 Vikings

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Vikings is a historical series about the adventures of a Viking Warrior named Ragnar Lothbrok. His life as a farmer wasn't enough for him anymore, and he wanted something more. A life where he could raid and explore the lands across the ocean.

While The Last Kingdom may be more fictional than Vikings, they share similarities. Both series are set in the same period when the Vikings invaded England, and they both feature the same characters like King Alfred and Ubba (played by different actors in each series). As for Uhtred and Ragnar, both have immense character growth and are ultimately fan favorites. For fans who like to watch big and bloody battle scenes, Vikings is the show for them.

1/11 Vikings: Valhalla

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If fans of The Last Kingdom rather stay in familiar territory, Vikings: Valhalla is a great option. Valhalla is a spin-off series to the original Vikings, and the story happens 100 years after the events of their final season.

Vikings: Valhalla focuses on King Canute, and his siblings, Freydis and Leif. As the Viking age near its end, King Aethelred orders his troops to cleanse his land of Vikings in order to ensure the throne is kept in the Saxon's bloodline. Canute, the King of Denmark, rallies Vikings for revenge a year later while Leif and Freydis go on their own quest for vengeance. The theme of vengeance is prominent in both The Last Kingdom and Vikings: Valhalla for fans who are into that genre.

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