‘The Last Kingdom’ Season 5 is all set to come back on Netflix. Here is everything we know about the plot, returning cast, and the release date. Read on to know more.
‘The Last Kingdom’ has become one of the most popular period-dramas on Netflix, garnering a huge fan base. The series focuses on the early Middle Ages in an island that we now know as the United Kingdom. It is a detailed re-enactment of the clashes that take place between the Anglo Saxons and the invading Vikings and highlights the difficulty in uniting England.
- ‘The Last Kingdom’: What have we seen till now?
- ‘The Last Kingdom’ Season 5: Release date and cast
- ‘The Last Kingdom’: Season 5 plot details
The show, which is four seasons old, is soon guaranteed to follow with season 5, and fans have been wondering what the next season will bring.
Here is everything we know about season 5 of ‘The Last Kingdom’ but before that let’s play a fun quiz
‘The Last Kingdom’: What have we seen till now?
The most recent episodes of the show dropped in April and introduced us to a difficult period in England’s history, as the nation is left vulnerable by the death of King Alfred. We see a young King Edward trying hard to live up to his father’s legacy. Still, he lacks the understanding and experience one needs to rule and finds himself getting influenced by untrustworthy people around him.
Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) comes to the young monarch’s rescue at a crucial moment. He is tied to England by his ancestral home of Bebbanburg and the love he has for Aethelflaed of Mercia.
But while disaster has been averted, for now, more challenges await him in the future according to the creators of the show. It will continue to focus on a young and clueless but learning King Edward.
‘The Last Kingdom’ Season 5: Release date and cast
The series is based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell and debuted on BBC back in 2015, but switched to a new home on Netflix three years later. On Netflix, the show had more freedom to become gruesome, and it is there that it earned itself a significant audience.
‘The Last Kingdom’ is returning for a fifth season on Netflix, but there’s no word yet on when the period-drama series season 5 will be released. The show’s usual 18-month production cycle could be extended due to complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Alexander Dreymon will be returning to his role as Uhtred of Bebbanburg, and Emily Cox will also reprise her role as Uhtred’s childhood friend-turned-nemesis Brida.
Mark Rowley, Ewan Mitchell, and Arnas Fedaravičius have become fan-favourites as Uhtred’s loyal allies, so they are expected to make their return as well. On the Viking side, Haesten (Jeppe Beck Laursen) is still alive, while Sigtryggr (Eysteinn Sigurðarson) has partnered up with Uhtred’s daughter, Stiorra (Ruby Hartley).
‘The Last Kingdom’: Season 5 plot details
Season 5 will consist of 10 episodes and will be based on books 9 and 10 of “The Saxon Stories: Warriors of the Storm” and “The Flame Bearer”.
The official synopsis says: “The fifth instalment will see Uhtred realise his destiny as more than just Bebbanburg: it is tied to the future of England itself. Charged with training King Edward’s first-born son Aethelstan as a warrior, Uhtred’s ambition will have an even higher purpose. But to achieve this destiny, Uhtred will have to face down his greatest enemy and suffer his greatest loss”.
And you are not the only one who is concerned about who or what Uhtred could lose in season five, as the show hasn’t been afraid to kill off beloved characters in the past. (Too ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired, anyone?)
Additionally, the developing relationship between Uhtred’s daughter Stiorra and Viking warrior Sigtryggr will also be a focal point in the upcoming seasons. The pair seemed to have formed a genuine connection under implausible circumstances.
Twitter has been abuzz since the show’s fifth season was announced, and now, quite frankly, we are too.
Will ‘The Last Kingdom’ Season 5 get bloodier? Which character do you think will leave us forever? Let us know in the comments section below!