‘The Last Kingdom,’ is a historical-fiction television series that is set around 800-900 AD. The story is based on Bernard Cornwell’s novel series named ‘The Saxon Stories.’ It tells the story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg, who was a Saxon who got reared by Vikings. The show initially aired for the first time on BBC America on 10 October 2015, and then on BBC Two in the United Kingdom on 22 October 2015.
The show later found its way on Netflix after airing for two seasons on BBC. With its spectacular action sequences and cliffhangers that often left the viewers anxiously biting their nails, the series has won over many critics. Viewers who are familiar with the original works have been particularly impressed by this on-screen version.
It’s no surprise that the series has a large fan base given the enormous reception it’s gotten. You must be looking forward to hearing about the 5th season and what new drama it will unfold. Hence, don’t worry, we’ve got you here!
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Has an Official Release Date or Not?
We have some exciting news for the series’ fans regarding the forthcoming season. On 7 July 2020, the show was renewed for a 5th season. The filming for the 5th season began in April 2021 and ended in June 2021, according to the production crew of the show. The launch date, however, has yet to be announced.
According to the release schedule, new seasons typically arrive after a gap of 17-20 months, implying that the new season should be ready by Fall 2021. However, given that the crew would need at least six months to complete the editing and post-production work, this appears exceedingly unlikely. With all of these considerations in mind, we may anticipate the release of season 5 of ‘The Last Kingdom’ around Q1 2022 or even later.
Who’s in the Cast of The Last Kingdom Season 5?
the cast members who are all set to return in the fifth and final season of The Last Kingdom include Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox, Eliza Butterworth, Mark Rowley, Arnas Fedaravičius, Millie Brady, Ewan Mitchell, and Stefanie Martini. Others who will also return are Adrian Schiller, Jeppe Beck Laursen, Timothy Innes, Eysteinn Sigurðarson, Finn Elliot, Amelia Clarkson, and Ruby Hartley.
Fresh performers have been added to the series because its 5th season will introduce several new characters. Father Benedict, a religious man with a tragic history, will be played by Patrick Robinson. Sonya Cassidy will play Eadgifu, a brilliant Saxon who newly came to Winchester. Aethelstan, a teen who has been trained by Uhtred, will be played by Harry Gilby. Lastly, Ewan Horrocks will play Aelfweard, an unknown new character.
Expected Plotline of The Last Kingdom Season 5
The ninth and tenth books in the series, titled “The Flame Bearer” and “Warriors of the Storm” may be the basis for the storyline of the 5th season. The placement of King Edward’s first-born son Aethelstan in Uhtred’s care will be providing new importance to the latter’s purposes.
However, Uhtred’s life will be far from simple, as he will be facing his most powerful foe and suffer a significant defeat. We’ll also find out if Uhtred goes back to Bebbanburg. Finally, distinct kingdoms may unite, and Uhtred’s participation in that unification may be revealed.