A young gladiator enslaved in the Roman arena in 171 A.D. escapes by chariot towards the freedom of Hadrian's Wall. Fighting centurions and mercenaries along the way, he becomes a folk hero for all those struggling to fight Roman oppression.
As the world tries to stop a giant Kaiju bent on destruction, more and more monsters appear – each one more terrible than the last – leaving mankind defenseless until our heroes reach out to a specialist versed in monster lore.
Dark forces are moving outside the court and when a powerful Danish warlord Bloodhair attacks, Uhtred must lead Wessex's forces into battle. He captures Bloodhair's mysterious lover, the savage sorceress Skade, who throws a curse, and his world becomes blighted by tragedy.
A story of redemption, vengeance, and self-discovery set against the birth of England, this drama follows young warrior and outsider Uhtred on a fierce mission to reclaim his birthright. The series combines real historical figures and events with fiction, retelling the history of King Alfred the Great and his desire to unite the many separate kingdoms into what would become England.