The story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg is finally coming to a conclusion. The Last Kingdom, an action drama based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories novels, was revived by Netflix for its fifth season annually. While this renewal was good news for fans of this series, it currently feels just a little bittersweet. Season 5 of The Last Kingdom will be it’s last, with Netflix bringing the curtain down on the favorite series after this upcoming installment is released.
The Last Kingdom on Friday morning, right in the midst of production on the series’s now final season. The historical drama was originally made as a BBC original, but it found enormous gains on Netflix since the early seasons were added to the streaming roster. Netflix finally took over in 2018, three years after the series first premiered on BBC.
“With such a loyal fanbase, we’re eager to provide viewers a chance to follow Uhtred on another stage of his epic pursuit, where not everyone survives,” executive producer Nigel Marchant informed.
“Playing Uhtred for 5 seasons has been a fantastic journey,” additional star Alexander Dreymon.
The fifth season of The Last Kingdom will accompany the ninth and tenth books in Cornwell’s show, The Warriors of the Storm and The Flame Bearer. The final season will include 10 total episodes. There are 13 total parts to the original Saxon Stories book series, so it’s uncertain if the final season of The Last Kingdom will touch on any plot points from the last three books.
The Last Kingdom was created by BBC Two in its first season, until Netflix joined as co-producer in Season 2. Beginning in Season 3, Netflix took over as the only productions and distributor of this sequence. The Last Kingdom also stars Emily Cox, Ian Hart, Eliza Butterworth, Arnas Fedaravičius, Mark Rowley, Millie Brady, Timothy Innes, Eva Birthistle, Jeppe Beck Laursen, Toby Regbo, Finn Elliot, Ruby Hartley, and James Northcote.