Netflix’s The Last Kingdom Renewed for a Fifth Season
According to Variety, Netflix has renewed The Last Kingdom for a 10-episode fifth season! The renewal news comes less than three months since Season 4 launched on the streamer on April 26. You can check out a video of the cast learning about the exciting announcement below!
“We are really proud of The Last Kingdom, which continues to entertain audiences all over the world,” EP Nigel Marchant said. “We had such a tremendous response to the last season, so are thrilled to be bringing it back for season five on Netflix. With such a loyal fanbase, we’re excited to give viewers a chance to follow Uhtred on the next stage of his quest.”
The Last Kingdom is based on The Saxon Stories novels by Bernard Cornwell. The series follows 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 ally 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.
Based on books nine and ten – The Warriors of the Storm and The Flame Bearer – the fifth season will see Uhtred realize his destiny is 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.
The Season 4 cast also includes cast includes Ian Hart (Father Beocca), Toby Regbo (Aethelred), Emily Cox (Brida), Timothy Innes (Kind Edward), Eliza Butterworth (Aelswith), Mark Rowley (Finan), Millie Brady (Aethelflaed), Magnus Bruun (Cnut) and Jeppe Beck Laursen (Haesten).
Stephen Butchard created the series and serves as executive producer along with Nigel Marchant, Gareth Neame, and Jessica Pope. Season 5 will be written by Martha Hillier. The series is produced by Carnival Films and is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.