The Last Kingdom Season 2 renewal is up in the air at BBC America, but EP Gareth Neame has revealed plans to continue to series.
Speaking to TV Insider, Neame stressed that the Season 1 finale is not intended as a series finale, and confirmed his ambitions for The Last Kingdom Season 2:
The season closed with King Alfred and the Saxons under the guidance of Viking-loving Saxon Uhtred of Bebbanburg winning the war with the Danes—a.k.a. the Vikings—to save Alfred’s kingdom, Wessex. Was that a way to end the series if need be?
We hope that it returns and I feel optimistic that it will. But because it’s based on a series of novels, each book has its own ending. The first season was the first two books in the franchise; we would continue with Book 3.
What will Alfred’s objective be if the show returns for Season 2?
He wants to continue to promote Christianity and empower all the other kings and noblemen around the country to rise up and evict the Vikings and come together in one kingdom. There’s still a lifetime’s work for him to do.