Related to Bernard Cornwell’s ‘The Saxon Stories,’ Netflix’s chronological series ‘The Last Kingdom’ followed Uhtred, the son of a Saxon lord kidnapped and raised as a Dane.
Uhtred’s loyalties and goals are severely challenged when he embarks on a trip to recover his birthright, with his roots remaining in his country and his heart with the people who reared him.
Originally broadcast on BBC America on October 10, 2015, the series moved to Netflix after the second season.
The program has garnered widespread critical and popular acclaim throughout four seasons for its fascinating aesthetics, adrenaline-pumping action scenes, and intriguing storyline. As fans prepare for the return of Herculean Uhtred, let us reveal the latest news about ‘The Last Kingdom’ season 5!
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date
Season 4 of ‘The Last Kingdom‘ will stream on Netflix in its entirety on April 26, 2020. The fourth season consists of 10 episodes, lasting between 50 and 56 minutes.
Here’s all you need to know about the fifth season. Netflix renewed ‘The Last Kingdom’ for a fifth season on July 7, 2020. According to reports, production for the next edition of the series started in late 2020 and continued until June 21, 2021. However, we have some bittersweet news for season 5 lovers.
On April 30, 2021, Netflix confirmed that the series would finish with its fifth installment. Additionally, the final season will consist of 10 episodes. When post-production time is factored in, the wait for the next edition may not be as lengthy. With that stated, we anticipate the release of ‘The Last Kingdom’ season 5 in Q1 2022.
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The Last Kingdom Season 5 Plot
In the fourth season, Brida inspires Sigtryggr to invade Winchester to vengeance on Edward. On the other hand, Edward tries but fails to storm the castle of Winchester. Sigtryggr offers one of his sons to an obstinate Edward if he concedes to withdraw.
While Edward remains skeptical, Uhtred offers himself in exchange for Edward’s two sons and begins discussing the possibility of a truce. Finally, Uhtred calls the fighting, and Sigtryggr captures Eoferwic.
To ensure the ceasefire, Stiorra becomes Sigtryggr’s companion. Brida attempts but fails to assassinate Uhtred after season 4. Finally, Aethelstan is entrusted to Uhtred’s custody.
The program’s fifth season will focus on the events in ‘The Saxon Stories’ ninth and tenth novels, specifically ‘Warriors of the Storm’ and ‘The Flame Bearer.’ We shall witness Uhtred come to terms with the fact that his destiny may lead him beyond Bebbanburg and into the expanse of England.
We’ll witness him mold his prodigy Aethelstan – King Edward’s eldest son – into a ferocious warrior. Additionally, we shall discover more about the Danes’ and Saxons’ ceasefires.
Season 5, being the show’s last season, may illustrate the conclusion of Uhtred’s journey, depicting his gains and losses after all of his victories and agonies.
The Last Kingdom Season 5: Seven Kings Must Die
Initially, it was rumored that The Last Kingdom season five would conclude the epic series. Still, actor Alexander Dreymon announced during a London MCM Comic-Con panel in October 2021 that the following film will conclude the saga.
“When we began filming the program, Bernard Cornwell had written 10 novels, and we had designed the show in such a manner that season five was always going to be the last season,” he said.
“However, for a long time now, we’ve been discussing the possibility of a brief extension… since it seemed as if it couldn’t possibly be the end,” he said.
“And then, since there was such a strong demand from fans for an encore, we decided, in collaboration with Netflix, to develop a special that would be a movie adaptation’ of the program, which we will film next year.”
At this point, only Dreymon has been confirmed for the cast to avoid spoiling who survives The Last Kingdom season five unscathed, although producer Carnival Films has teased “several” returning faces.
One major clue to the narrative is the title, which references Cornwell’s 2011 book Death of Kings. The witch Aelfadell offers a pretty foreboding prophecy to Uhtred.
“Seven kings, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, shall perish, seven kings and the ladies you adore, “She begins. “That is your lot in life. And Alfred’s son will not govern, Wessex will perish, the Saxon will murder what he loves, and the Danes will acquire all, and everything will change and remain the same as it has always been and always will be.”
According to many acquainted with the literature, this section prefigures the Battle of Brunanburh, which occurred in 937 and saw King Edward confront an uneasy coalition of his sworn foes.
The decisive fight also happens to be the historical time Cornwell opted to conclude Uhtred’s saga in last year’s War Lord, so it makes sense for the television series to mimic that final event.
We’ll keep this page updated with the newest information on Seven Kings Must Die and The Last Kingdom season five, so check back for updates.