The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction movie tv series based on The Saxon Stories. It premiered in 2015 on BBC Two and later in 2018 on Netflix.
The show has received favorable critical acclamation. The story is all about redemption, vengeance, and self-discovery. It is a mixture of real history with fiction. The series has showcased grandiose historical battles and heroic actions, together with politics, religion, war, courage, love, loyalty, and the search for individuality.
The setting is about 800-900 A.D. Danes invaded many kingdoms now known as England, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under King Alfred.
The son of Saxon, Uhtred, is born but was captured and increased by the Danes. His loyalties are put to test if he must choose between the people of his birthplace and those who brought him up. Uhtred must select a route in order to reclaim his birth.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Explained
Season 5 of The Last Kingdom will be soon airing on Netflix. Netflix has declared this bitter-sweet news that it will be the last season of the show. Netflix declared on 30th April 2021 it has cancelled The Last Kingdom but did not give any specific reason.
It is known that Netflix has not renewed popular exhibits after a couple of seasons, so the choice to cancel The Last Kingdom might not come as a huge surprise to many fans. The cancellation did prompt a few fans to petition for a series continuation.
The cancellation of the show is surprising due to its large popularity amongst viewers as well as the simple fact that Cornwell’s source material includes 13 novels. Due to 13 source material books, The Last Kingdom should have extended to the sixth or seventh season.
Cancellation of this Last Kingdom doesn’t automatically mean that the whole novel storyline won’t be adapted. The end of the series may establish a movie release that would be based on the last three of the novels of Cornwell: War of the Wolf, Sword of Kings, and War Lord. . It is simply speculation that might not be true.
The Last Kingdom season 5 may cover the rest of the source material but that would considerably change the structural spacing and might lead to plot problems that would upset the fans.