The Last Kingdom, based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories books, is going to be back for season 4.
Release Date of the Series:
The come back was revealed in December 2018 on the official Twitter page.
In April 2019, Netflix then confirmed that filming has begun. And in July 2019, the Instagram page invited fans to “join Uhtred next year on Netflix as the battle continues.” And so it looks like season four will release in 2020.
Story of the Series:
Set in the 9th century AD, the series follows each season from the events of two books.
The hero is Uhtred, the son of Uhtred. He is a Saxon boy, parented by Danes after they capture him and decide to raise him as their own.
But, Uhtred later is betrayed, and the Danes believe that he kills his adoptive father, the Danish warlord Ragnar, the Elder. Uhtred is forced to then travel to Wessex, the only of all the seven kingdoms (which make up what we now think of as England) that isn’t in Danish control.
Upon arrival, he offers his assistance, which includes knowledge of the Danes’ battle strategies and to the Wessex king, Alfred.
Plot and Cast of the Series:
The Pagan Lord, which was published in 2013 and the next book that is to adapt for the season, is set a decade later. Which, on the condition that Netflix adheres to the timeline, will mean a fresh batch of young actors, which will include Uhtred’s children by Gisela, who are grown up in the books.
Alexander Dreymon is to return as Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Also, his uncle Aelfric, played by Joseph Millson.
With them will return Ian Hart (Father Beocca), Toby Regbo (Aethelred), Emily Cox (Brida), Timothy Innes (Kind Edward), Eliza Butterworth (Aelswith), Mark Rowley (Finan), Millie Brady (Aethelflaed), Magnus Bruun (Cnut) and Jeppe Beck Laursen (Hasten).
Netflix also confirmed that Prime Suspect 1973 actor Stefanie Martini would join the cast as Eadith, “Aethelred’s new love conquest.”
Jamie Blackley (The Halcyon, If I Stay) will join the cast as Aethelred’s new right-hand man Eardwulf.
Trailer of the Series:
There is, unfortunately, no trailer yet. But if we know it, you will too.