It’s been a long wait, but The Last Kingdom is finally back for Season 5! The release date has not yet been confirmed by Netflix. The fourth season of The Last Kingdom was released on April 26th, 2020 and fans have had to keep themselves busy with other shows while they wait. With just under two months until The Last Kingdom returns for Season 5, there are plenty of ways that you can get your fix before then.
About the show:
The show is based on The Saxon Stories, a series of historical novels by Bernard Cornwell. The first book in the series was published back in 1997 and there are now 17 books in total. The Last Kingdom Season One premiered back in 2015 with an initial eight episodes, each around an hour long. The second season had ten episodes, all at least ninety minutes long, and Season Three saw thirteen amazing episodes that also averaged about ninety minutes each!
The Last Kingdom Season Four will be arriving on Netflix in 2020! The new season, which brings the show to a total of twenty-four episodes, sees The Saxons led by King Alfred and The Vikings drove back into northern England.
The release Date:
With that in mind, it’s hard to predict when it will return, but April 2021 would have been our educated guess if not for Everything That’s Happening Right Now.
There’s a chance, however, that it could be mid-late 2021.
Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred of Bebbanburg.
David Dawson as King Alfred.
Tobias Santelmann as Ragnar the Younger.
Emily Cox as Brida.
Adrian Bower as Leofric.
Thomas W. Gabrielsson as Guthrum.
Simon Kunz as Odda the Elder.
Harry McEntire as Aethelwold.
The season will focus on The Last Kingdom’s most famous character, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.
One year has passed since The Great Viking Army made its stand at the Battle of Ethandun and King Alfred now seeks to unite Wessex and Mercia under his rule.
But when Guthrum mounts a surprise attack against Wessex, Uhtred decides to make a temporary alliance with The Vikings in order to save The Last Kingdom that he finally earns back after so many years away from it.
However, this decision may cost him everything else… The season will also explore The Viking’s conquest of East Anglia, and the country’s transformation from a Christian kingdom into an all-too-familiar pagan society.
The Last Kingdom season 5 spoilers: What will happen?
Netflix has released an official synopsis, which reveals that 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.”
Chatting to RadioTimes, EP Marchant said: “I think we want to tell the story of these separate kingdoms coming together and how that union happens, and also does Uhtred get back to Bebbanburg? Does he get his dream? Does he find his legacy?
“And what’s his involvement in bringing these kingdoms together?”
The Best Time To Watch The Show:
If you’d like to watch it from the beginning then we recommend streaming The Last Kingdom Season One now so that you don’t miss any of what’s coming up next season! If not, then your best bet is tuning in as soon as possible for either Season Three or Four before they leave Netflix.