The entire cast and crew members have finally returned to film The Last Kingdom Season 5 after facing several production delays due to the COVID-19. However, fans are curious to know whether Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) would return to claim his kingdom. In the last season, a new character Eadith (Stefanie Martini) was introduced, who left her brother Eardwulf (Jamie Blackley). Will she support Uhtred in the upcoming season?
The Last Kingdom is a fictional period drama that debuted back in 2015. It’s an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s series of novels titled The Saxon Stories. The series took place in 866 when the Great Heathen Army arrival in Britain redefined Vikings and Anglo-Saxons’ relationship. It follows Uhtred of Bebbanburg, who ruled Bebbanburg and Northumbria over Æthelred II’s reign. However, Uhtred spent most of his time protecting the northern border of his kingdom from the Scots.
Has Production For The Next Season Begun?
Last year the showrunner revealed that the production might start in November 2020 by following the COVID-safety protocol. Recently, we learned that the production of The Last Kingdom Season 5 has begun. Now, the entire team members have already arrived at its previous shooting spot in Hungary. As we know, it takes almost eighteen months to complete the production. So we can assume it would wrap up perhaps in early 2022.
How Things Will Move In The Last Kingdom Season 5?
The last season delved into Uhtred’s daughter Stiorra’s (Ruby Hartley) life, who has become the hostage of the Viking Sigtryggr (Eysteinn Sigurðarson). However, in the finale, Sigtryggr assured Uhtred to leave Winchester. But only on one condition if he allowed Stiorra to go with him. Although Uhtred wasn’t happy with this condition, yet he unwillingly agreed, and both left the place.
A New Step In Their Romance
As per the source material, Stiorra and Sigtryggr married together and began their new life. So, we can expect the same to happen in the fifth season. Even many fans have been looking for some good news. It seems like it would fulfill in the fifth season, where we could see both the couple parenting many children.
Unfortunately, not everyone could survive from the mysterious sickness. In the last season, they introduced a deadly plague responsible for Stiorra’s daughter Gisela’s death. Even it could wipe out some of the characters in the fifth season. Particularly chances of Stiorra’s children to survive are relatively thin.
Uhtred Will Face Some Biggest Challenges
Meanwhile, Uhtred would finally realize that his destiny is strongly entangled with England’s future. But, he would face his most potent foe even he could suffer the most significant loss while achieving his destiny. Since Uhtred is 54 now and at the end of the book, he turned 60. Thus, his aging could make everything troublesome for him. Further, Alexander Dreymon said they have no idea how to make Uhtred look old without making him comical.
Eadith Would Help Uhtred
After realizing her brother’s true intention, Eadith decided to help Uhtred instead of her brother. Uhtred’s friend Finan helped her, and they both formed a bond in the end. But, in the book Uhtred ends up with Eadith. She even reveals the missing sword location to help Uhtred win the battle. Hopefully, in the fifth season, we could see the chemistry between Eadith and Uhtred, and how the sword leads to the iconic war.