It was April 2020 when fans last saw the Uhtred of Bebbanburg fighting against Danes to defend The Last Kingdom. And it has been more than a year since the release of the fourth season of The Last Kingdom on Netflix. And fans wait for The Last Kingdom Season 5 still continues. But when will the streaming platform bring back The Last Kingdom. Let us Find out-
The Last Kingdom initially premiered on BBC Two in 2015. But Netflix later picked up the series after the second season in 2016. The Last Kingdom follows the story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a Saxon boy raised by Vikings who killed his family. After an enemy kills his adopted family, Uhtred returns to Saxon roots to reclaim his birthright. As the war erupts in England, Uhtred is torn between the Danes who raised him and his Saxon ancestors. The show is based on Bernard Cornwell’s book ‘The Saxon Stories‘. The series delves at the stormy connection between Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in Britain beginning in 866 AD.
Since its release on Netflix, the Last Kingdom has gained worldwide praises and fans’ love. The show brilliantly combines historical events with elements of drama. The characters of the series are compelling and multilayered. In addition, the show also features well-choreographed action sequences. And now fans are eager to find out the whereabouts of The Last Kingdom Season 5.
What’s Next For
In the fourth season, Brida persuaded Sigtryggr to seize Winchester for the Danes, which was left vulnerable due to King Edward’s absence. However, Uhtred agreed to become their captive for the release of King Edward’s heirs. As a result, a temporary truce was achieved with Sigtryggr, who received the city of Eoferwic and chose Stiorra to accompany him. Brida gave birth to her son in the woodland. Meanwhile, Uhtred was taking care of Aethelstan as he promised Edwards.
Now, the Last Kingdom Season 5 will likely focus on the tense agreement between the Danes and the Saxons. Meanwhile, Uhtred will help King Edward’s son, Aethelstan, become a warrior. The Last Kingdom Season 5 will explore the implications of Stiorra and Sigtryggr’s complex romance. Also, King Edward will make a concerted attempt to bring England together. And Brida is likely to try to kill Uhtred and his comrades once more.
In addition, the next season will uncover Brida’s son’s destiny. Furthermore, it will focus on the conclusion of Uhtred and Aethelflaed’s relationship and Uhtred’s desire to reclaim his hometown of Bebbanburg.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Might Not Be The End
Fans were upset when they received the news that The Last Kingdom season 5 will likely be the end season in the series. But, we have something to cheer fans up. Although, it is almost certain that there will not be another season of The Last Kingdom after season 5. However, there is news that the journey will continue after the fifth season. The story will continue in the form of a movie titled Seven Kings Must Die.
The creators of The Last Kingdom Season 5 drew inspiration from books 9 and 10. And the remaining three novels will be adapted in the feature-length film Seven Kings Must Die. However, there are no announcements about the movie’s release date. But according to reports, its filming will begin in 2022.
Is The Fifth Season Delayed?
The Last Kingdom Season 5 will be the final season of the Netflix medieval drama. However, fans are beginning to question if the last season’s release is postponed until next year after some web reports claimed that The Last Kingdom Season 5 is delayed.
Some TV listings sites claim that the series will not air in December, much to the dismay of fans. The Last Kingdom is not yet mentioned on the whatsonnetflix.com listings page yet. So there’s a chance that fresh episodes might not be available until January or later. In addition, the upcoming season will require significant post-production work, with the classic battle sequences set to be even more violent than before. This might be the reason for the rumored dealy of the final season of The Last Kingdom, as the makers want to end the series on a high note.