View "The Last Kingdom" Series from ANY perspective -- acting, casting, directing, sets, costumes, and development of a storyline. What a thoroughly excellent series -- brought to an even greater level of engaging enjoyment now in Series 3. Although only one superb performance among many, the performance of David Dawson as King Alfred is absolutely breathtaking and haunting. In every way that I can perceive the man, Mr Dawson IS King Alfred....
The only criticism I still see regarding the Uhtred televised series is that the storyline deviates at times from what Bernard Cornwell wrote in his masterful, epic series of books. I've read all of Mr Cornwell's "The Saxon Tales" (the "Uhtred" books), and I'm very pleased with the approach taken by the producers of the televised series, and the development of the plot lines -- especially given the limitations imposed by the presentation of such epics in a televised timeframe! In other words, if the 'purists' had their way, with absolute fidelity to every word of Cornwell's novels accommodated, it would probably take no less than ELEVEN separate season series to achieve this task -- one series for each of the 'Uhtred' books.... I'm absolutely delighted that we have THREE, because such a great job has been done with them!
Good news -- it appears that there will be a Season 4, perhaps by mid-2020, and I will eagerly await that, too. Oh, I suppose it goes without saying, but if you order this series on disk, be sure to get it on Blu-ray! It is well worth the few extra dollars considering the quality of the images themselves, and the soundtrack.
Really, to all the cast, crew, producers, directors, and everyone who worked on this magnificent series -- thank you!