We agree with Bernard Cornwell and Alexander Dreymon. No, it is NOT. We know where the show takes place; there is a history behind it. Though the main character is fictional, what takes place is not. Loved the series and the finale!
Since Game of Thrones, the TV adaptation of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, first began four years ago, we’ve seen a slew of similar series hitting screens. Following in the footsteps of the blockbuster HBO effort have been dramas like Vikings, Marco Polo and Black Sails, with even the Doctor Who-inspired time travel romance Outlander owing a debt to the travails of the Westerosi nobility.
Now audiences are getting The Last Kingdom, a new BBC dramatisation of a series of books by Sharpe author Bernard Cornwell. Full of sword n’ shields battling, rival Kings, political intrigue, sex and violence it looks like another in a long line of Thrones knock-offs – but the novelist is having none of it.