The Last Kingdom and House of the Dragon are two successful historical dramas that have garnered enviable audience levels for any television production. While the first came to an end more than a year ago on Netflix, the other will arrive with season 2 on HBO in 2024 and will present an important character played by the actor who gave life to young Uhtred.
The Last Kingdomthe British network’s original hit historical drama BBC which was released for the first time in 2015, inspired by the novel sagas of Bernad Cornwell, The Saxon Stories, for 5 seasons followed the life of Uhtred, the Saxon-born warrior, specifically in Bebbanburg, who was raised by the Vikings. One of the most prominent characters on the screen in recent times, played mainly by Alexander Dreymon.
The Last Kingdom series, which ended in March of last year after 5 seasons, focuses on a group of fragmented kingdoms invaded by the Danes, especially Wessex, which was left practically alone and under the command of King Alfred the Great. (David Dawson). During the first episode of the series also available on Netflixthe fanatics saw how a Saxon nobleman from Bebbanburg, named Uhtred (Matthew Macfadyen), was vilely betrayed by his brother who ordered his murder at the hands of the Viking invaders.
In order to keep his kingdom, Lord Uhtred’s son, young Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Tom Taylor), was captured, kidnapped and raised by the Vikings, while his uncle took away the kingdom that belonged to him. During the pilot episode of The Last Kingdom broadcast on the BBC on October 10, 2015, British actor Tom Taylor gave an excellent performance as the child version of the main character, who would later fight great battles to recover what belongs to him.
It’s been more than eight years since Tom Taylor played young Uhtred of Bebbanburg in the pilot episode of The Last Kingdom. Now, the 22-year-old star will be part of the cast of season 2 of the HBO fantasy drama, House of the Dragon, to play a key character in the upcoming stories that will focus on the Civil War known as the Dance of the Dragons.
Although nothing has been officially confirmed by HBO, the report shared on Twitter this week indicates that Tom Taylor will play one of the members of House Stark. The former star of The Last Kingdom will immerse himself in the plot as young Lord Cregan Stark, who must swear allegiance to Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) while becoming friends with his son and having an important participation in the wars that are to come.
If House of the Dragon season 2 follows the story of the books George R.R. Martin‘Fire and blood‘, Rhaenyra Targaryen will send her son Jacaerys Velaryon, also known as Jace (Harry Collett) north to win great lords and ladies to his cause, but he will go first to the Eyrie in the Vale, where he will meet Lady Jeyne Arryn. After that, he heads to Winterfell (Winterfell) to meet with the young Lord Cregan Stark, who is approximately his age.