Firstly let’s discuss The Last Kingdom terminology. In this case, the word derives its source from Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages. In that age, seven kingdoms were meant (Heptarchy). For example, the show portrays Vikings conquering York and other Anglo-Saxon lands. For most of the part, the focal point of the show is the Viking Danes.
Earlier the show telecasted its fourth season and is said to release season five. At the same time, the series is based on “The Saxon Stories” novels by Bernard Cornwell. Following the adventures of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Alexander Dreymon), a warrior born a Saxon but raised as a Dane, in ninth and tenth-century England.
Uhtred becomes an unlikely supporter of King Alfred of Wessex (David Dawson) and his family as the king seeks to unite all the kingdoms of England under one ruler as Vikings ravage the country.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date
Netflix has officially confirmed season five for The Last Kingdom. Initially, on the BBC, the show is pick-up by Netflix. Thereafter making the streaming site the sole producer for the show.
In an interview around the time of the Season 4 premiere, Dreymon(creator) spoke with Variety about how the show is building its popularity as it has continued.
“The fans are awesome,” Dreymon said. “It’s a word-of-mouth thing. We have never done a lot of advertising. But we somehow manage to survive anyway, and all the credit goes to the fans. Our fans are extremely supportive, extremely kind, and very enthusiastic. We’re all very grateful.”
Unfortunately, there is no release date by the production team. Besides, the official trailer might still be in development. Under an 18-months production cycle, the show is getting extend because of the ongoing pandemic.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Plot
According to Saxon Stories season 5 of The Last Kingdom shall explore the ninth and tenth entries of The Saxon Stories. In comparison, he is exploring more facets of protagonist Uhtred. For instance, he is the warrior-born Saxon. And raised as a Dane played by Alexander Dreymon. Finally, his character concludes that he is destined for England’s progression.
In particular, there are questions about Uhtred’s fourth son being missing from season four. It is a known fact in the series that Uhtred has four children. All his other children were mentioned and were even seen in season four. However, no one pointed out the existence of the third son. It is almost like he did not exist at all.
So season 5 will have storytelling from The Warriors of the Storm and The Flame Bearer. Uhtred is creating a new legacy for himself in season five.
Thus making Uhtred aware of his Destiny, especially when the king entrusted him for training his son, Aethelstan.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast
Martha Hillier will write season 5. Alexander Dreymon as the famous Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In addition, are Finan (Mark Rowley), Osferth (Ewan Mitchell), and Sihtric (Arnas Fedaravicius). Similarly, joining the cast will be new faces.
Fans are waiting for the answers to their questions. They are hoping that season 5 will somehow shed light on some of the questions surrounding the series.