Netflix has replaced BBC America as the US co-producer of BBC2 drama The Last Kingdom.


The SVoD service has boarded the second series of the fantasy drama with the BBC Worldwide/AMC Networks-owned cable network no longer involved.

It marks the latest British series that Netflix has co-produced following deals for BBC1’s adaptation of Watership Down and E4 comedies Kiss Me First and Crazy Face.

Netflix will carry the Carnival Films-produced series in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Japan, Spain and Portugal.

Principal photography for The Last Kingdom’s second series has begun in Budapest, with the 8 x 60-minute launching on BBC2 in 2017.

The historical drama, which is based on Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling series of novels The Saxon Stories, averaged a consolidated audience of 2.7m (10.8%) when it aired last November.

It is executive produced by Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant, Stephen Butchard and Elizabeth Kilgarriff, with Dominic Barlow series producing.