A British historical series, The Last Kingdom came in October 2015 on BBC America and BBC 2 in the UK. The second season was produced by BBC 2 and Netflix. The third season was created solely by Netflix, and hence, it has renewed the show for a fourth season.
The series is based on The Saxon Stories, a series of novels by Bernard Cornwell. On December 26, 2018, the series was renewed for a fourth season, which will supposedly be airing in 2020. Through the official Instagram page, it was announced that the filming for the fourth season containing ten episodes started in July 2019 in Budapest. But no more specific information has been detailed out regarding the release.
What Is Last Kingdom About?
The protagonist of the fictional drama is Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The story is set in 9th Century AD. Uhtred is captured by the Danes and brought up by them in his adopted home. Danes invaded Northumbria and killed of Uhtred’s family. After growing up, Uhtred realizes the true nature of Danes and feels betrayed. After certain events, Uhtred is forced to travel to Wessex, the only kingdom that is not controlled by the Danish.
England was split into seven kingdoms, and Uhtred was a Saxon but brought up by the Vikings. As revenge, Uhtred provides all the information and the battle strategies to the King of Wessex, Alfred. The story will likely jump ten years forward in Season four in which Uhtred will be married, and his son will join his warrior group to help Uhtred inherit his birthright.
The cast of The Last Kingdom contains Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred, Millie Brady, Eliza Butterworth, Ian Hart, Jeppe Beck Laursen, Joseph Millson, Timothy Innes, Emily Cox, and Magnus Brun. New cast members include Stefanie Martini, Ruby Hartley, and Jamie Blackley.
Will the Series Have A Future?
The most recent news for The Last Kingdom is Season Four. However, after the adaptation of the fourth season, more three books are left in the series. Hence, there is a multitude chance of The Last Kingdom to continue at least till Season 6 or Season 7. As of October 2019, the filming for season four has come to an end. And in January 2020, the music production has already taken place. Hence, Season 4 can be expected anytime.