The last kingdom is an imaginary TV series that is set in 9th-century AD Britain. The concept of this show is based on the best-selling novel “The Saxon Stories” by Bernard Cornwell. The show has won a huge fan base. Initially, BBC premiered the first season in October 2015. Later, Netflix on-aired the remaining seasons, i.e., second, third and fourth season. The fourth one aired in April 2020.
The show encompasses the story of a fictional protagonist Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Although he was born as a son to the English king (Edward), he was later sold to a Danish family, which made him a complete warrior. The earlier seasons have depicted his quest to earn back his status and place. The fifth season will be on-air, showing an end to his adventurous journey.
The production of the show is by the Mega Carnival Films. The production of the show is under the banner of Netflix.
Filming of the Show
A total of nine to ten episodes will show Uhtred fulfilling his mission. The filming of this last season began in November 2020 in Hungary. According to rumors, the filming will end by November 2021 under strict Covid SOP’S. However, a surge in coronavirus cases can delay the filming of the show.
Reports show that we can expect the arrival of the 5th season in the near future. It is going to on-air somewhere by the end of 2021 or the start of 2022. However, the 5th season will mark an end to this adventurous tale of Uhtred.
Alexander Dreymon plays the lead role of Uhtred of Bebbanburg. He will be an older man in his late fifties and early sixties. Timothy Innes plays the role of King Edward. Millie Braddy is playing his sister Lady Aelthelflaed of Mercia. Some of the loyal supporters of Uhtred will include Ewan Mitchell as Osferth, Mark Rowley as Finan, and Arnas Fedaravicius will play the character of Sihtric. Emily Cox will play the character of a very old friend of Uhtred as Brida. Along with these lead roles, some other new members will also be joining the cast of the new season.
Media reports say this season will comprise the 9th and 10th part of the novel The Stories of the Saxon’ Warriors of the Storm’ and ‘The Flame Bearer’. Uhtred will realize that his future is meant to be bound with that of Great England. As shown at the end of season 4, Uhtred fought for his birthright by securing the Fort of Bebbanburg but had a failure in his attempt. His cousin Whitigar took charge of Winchester by killing his own father, Beocca.
This season will continue with Uhtred’s mission of securing his right. Also, he will take revenge on his cousin. Uhtred will have to fight great battles and might suffer a great loss. he will suffer in his effort to win back Bebbanburg as Whitigar has announced that he will not leave anyone alive who comes after him. That is why it is expected that the series will be an emotional sequel for the viewers. Some time skip is also anticipated, just like in season 4, which will change some of the cast. That is of the sons of King Edward, Aethalsten, and Aelfweard, who were very young in season 4. The trailer shows that Uhtred is training king Edwards’ son.
With many great missions and quests, fans can’t wait to watch the last kingdom season 5 on their screens.