Netflix’s The Last Kingdom has more to offer viewers after Season 5. With three novels still to adapt, here’s how they’ll see the screen.
The Last Kingdom season 5 concluded the series airing on Netflix – however, Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s (Alexander Dreymon) story has at least one more act. Based on the historical fiction book series by Bernard Cornwell, Saxon stories, The Last Kingdom has generally adapted two novels each season. With only 10 of the 13 books incorporated into the show at its conclusion, The Last Kingdom has more of its source material awaiting on-screen performance – which audiences are guaranteed to see.
Originally aired on the BBC for its first two seasons from 2015 to 2017 before Netflix resumed production of Season 3 in 2018, The Last Kingdom follows Uhtred as he seeks to claim his ancestral birthright. A Saxon by birth, though raised as a Dane, Uhtred found himself torn between his dual identities over the show’s five seasons before finally achieving his goal. Through alliances, betrayals and many epic battles, Uhtred sought to restore peace amid heated conflicts between Saxons and Danes in medieval Anglo-Saxon lands.
by Netflix The Last Kingdom ended as Uhtred finally reclaimed his ancestral land of Bebbanburg and became Lord of Northumbria, under the separate rule of King Edward. Although the series finale was a fitting end to the story, the arrival of Uhtred’s estranged third child and Edward’s relentless desire for a united England imply that more is on the horizon and the new Uhtred’s leverage will not be without consequences. Luckily for fans, Uhtred’s final chapter is in the works. Complete The Last Kingdom‘s narrative, Netflix will release a follow-up feature titled Seven kings must die.
The Last Kingdom Season 6: Renewed or cancelled?
Although The Last KingdomThe source material of extends beyond season 5, Netflix chose to cancel the series rather than greenlight season 6. The streaming service did not provide a reason for ending The Last Kingdom with Season 5, though it seems likely that was the plan all along. Speaking at MCM London Comic Con in 2021, Alexander Dreymon indicated that The Last Kingdomthe production team “had structured the series in such a way that season five was always the last season”, build your story around the 10 Saxon stories novels released until 2016.
The Last Kingdom Movie Updates and Story Details
Instead of The Last Kingdom season 6, Netflix switched to film format to adapt Cornwell’s remaining books. On January 31, The Last KingdomThe Twitter account of announced that Seven kings must die had started filming. The runtime of the film should stretch to about two hours. Netflix has yet to release an official synopsis, but Seven kings must die will be based on the last three Saxon stories novels: wolf war, kings swordand Lord of War. Casting details have also been kept under wraps for the time being, although it has been confirmed that Alexander Dreymon will return to play Uhtred. Netflix has yet to provide a release date, but viewers should expect the film to premiere in early 2023.
At Seven kings must diethe story of The Last Kingdomof the TV series, said executive producer Nigel Marchant Radio schedules, “Season 5 feels like the end of the TV series, and the movie will be much more self-contained. It will be an added treat for fans of the TV series, but you can also watch it even if you’ve never seen the movie. TV show. Netflix’s epilogue-style conclusion to The Last Kingdom in feature film form should deliver a satisfying final act in Uhtred’s story.
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