The Last Kingdom is a fantasy novel set in the United Kingdom Season 5 — Image courtesy of Carnival Film & Television and Netflix The Last Kingdom’s fifth season has been proclaimed the final season. As a result, our time with Uhtred of Bebbanburg in Anglo-Saxon England is drawing to a close. Here’s all we know about Netflix’s The Last Kingdom’s fifth and final season.
The Last Kingdom is a Netflix Original historical drama based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories. The series was formerly a co-production between the BBC and Netflix, but since the third season, Netflix has been solely responsible for its production.
Did The Last Kingdom Got Renewed For a Fifth Season?
Netflix has officially renewed The Last Kingdom for a fifth season! In a video posted to the official The Last Kingdom Twitter account, the cast announced the news.
— The Last Kingdom (@TheLastKingdom) July 7, 2020
The Last Kingdom Season 4 Popularity on Netflix
The Last Kingdom season 4 has performed well in Netflix’s top ten metrics since its premiere. The series has done well on the international stage, featuring in a number of top 10 lists, particularly in Germany and France.
While the series never reached the top of the charts in the United Kingdom or the United States, it was only defeated by shows like After Life and Never Have I Ever. In the United States, The Last Kingdom was in the top ten for 19 days, and in the United Kingdom, it was in the top ten for 24 days.
The Last Kingdom season 5 Release Date
Every part of the creation of a series like The Last Kingdom takes an enormously long time, thus we won’t see the fifth season until the end of 2021, possibly even the beginning of 2022. Netflix has added a month or two between seasons since taking over the programme from the BBC and adding two extra episodes. The release of the second and third seasons took a total of 18 months, with an additional 17 months between season three and season four.
Which books will The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cover?
The fourth season of The Last Kingdom continues the practise established in previous seasons, in which each season covers roughly the events of two volumes from The Saxon Stories literature. The events of The Pagan Lord and The Empty Throne were chronicled in Season 4. The series deviates from the novels more and more with each season, however there are still important storey beats that the series continues to follow when researching the plot of the books. Such issues as Uhtred’s age aren’t addressed as thoroughly in the series as they are in the novels, in which Uhtred is over 50 years old by the events of the fourth season.
Alexander Dreymon acknowledged the production team’s issue with an aged Uhtred while speaking with RadioTimes about the upcoming season.
“We’re faced with that problem now, getting into season 5 where Uhtred is technically… I think he starts at 54 and ends up at 60 in the books. That’s a problem right now because how do we make it look like Uhtred has aged without it looking comical? We’re working on it.”
The ninth and tenth novels, Warriors of the Storm and The Flame Bearer, will be covered in the fifth season of The Last Kingdom.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast
The following cast members are expected to reprise their roles in The Last Kingdom’s fifth season.
- Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred
- Emily Cox as Brida
- Millie Brady as Aethelflaed
- Eliza Butterworth as Aelswith
- Timothy Innes as King Edward
- Finn Elliot as Young Uhtred
- Ruby Hartley as Stiorra
- Arnas Fedaravicius as Sihtric
- Mark Rowley as Finan
- Ewan Mitchell as Osforth
- Stefanie Martini as Eadith
- Jeppe Beck Laursen as Haesten
- Cavan Clerkin as Father Pyrlig
- Adrian Schiller as Æthelhelm the Elder
- Eysteinn Sigurðarson as Sigtryggr
- Ossian Perret as Whitgar
Ewan Horrocks has joined the cast of season 5 and will have a recurring role in the drama’s last season, according to reports. Aelfweard will be played by the Domina actor. Ryan Quarmby, Phia Saban, and Harry Gilby have also been added to the cast.
So, here is everything we know about the show so far. Follow us for more updates.