The Netflix series The Last Kingdom will conclude with Season 5. The series is loosely based on Bernard Cornwell’s historical book show The Saxon Stories, that focuses on the birth of England. The Last Kingdom starts in the year 866 and has so far covered around 912. It centers on the literary nature of Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), though the name and a few events were inspired by the real-life Uhtred the Bold. The Last Kingdom focuses mostly on the Kingdom of Wessex’s struggle against Viking incursions.
The series premiered in 2015 and beamed on both BBC America and BBC Two. Beginning with season 3, Netflix distributed The Last Kingdom by itself, with the latest season, the series’s fourth, releasing in April 2020. The Netflix series was then renewed for season 5 in July. At the moment, there was no sign it’d be The Last Kingdom’s final run of episodes. But that’s now changed.
The Last Kingdom will finish with season 5, which is now filming in Hungary. Like seasons 3 and 4, season 5 will probably be ten episodes long. It will concentrate on adapting the 9th and 10th novels in Cornwell’s series. The Last Kingdom season 5 will find Uhtred “billed with coaching King Edward’s first-born son Aethelstan (Harry Gilby) as a warrior.” So as to get this done, “Uhtred might have to confront his greatest enemy and then suffer his greatest reduction. ”
The Last Kingdom’s last season will also feature new cast members, including Patrick Robinson as Father Benedict,” a holy man with a troubled past” and Sonya Cassidy as Eadgifu,” a wise and openhearted Saxon who arrives in Winchester.” The Last Kingdom season 5 will probably have exciting changes behind the camera as well, with Dreymon place to direct you of the upcoming episodes. In a statement, the lead actor known as playing Uhtred”a great journey.”
Though some viewers may be disappointed to hear The Last Kingdom is coming to an end, it’s had a rather long run already. After season 5, the show will consist of 46 episodes, which is particularly notable considering Netflix often cancels shows after season 3. Additionally, it’s fine that crowds are discovering that that season 5 is going to be the end for The Last Kingdom up to now ahead of time. The new season does not have a release date yet, so audiences have plenty of time to come to terms with all the show’s end. That should help make season 5 a bit more enjoyable and less bittersweet.
It will be interesting to find out what those behind The Last Kingdom have in store for Uhtred. Based on the season 5 description, it seems like he’ll have his hands full with Aethelstan. It appears likely the other new characters may have important roles too, though it’s uncertain how much they will factor in the story. Hopefully, The Last Kingdom season 5 brings the series to a satisfying conclusion.