The fourth season of The Last Kingdom premiered in April ’20. In the fourth season, Bebbanburh of Uhtred is keen to determine whether he should fight the people who pose a challenge to him or reclaim his home back. There is a significant number of source material to rely on from Bernard Cornwell’s work. Moreover, the source material has the potential to make the future seasons great as the previous ones.
The article features all the details that fans and viewers need to know about The Last Kingdom Season 5.
The Last Kingdom Season 5: Renewal Status
The streaming giant Netflix has reportedly confirmed that the series will return for a fifth-season run. Regarding the renewal, the Executive Producer Nigel Merchant revealed during Carnival Films that they are incredibly proud of the attention and acclaim that The Last Kingdom has garnered globally.
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According to the interview, the ex-producer said the series had acquired wide acclaim in the previous season, and that is why both makers and Netflix are prepping to release the fifth season. Given that The Last Kingdom was a new epic drama, it did manage to accumulate a loyal fanbase that is ready to follow the hero to his ultimate quest.
Alexander Dreymon, who portrays the role of Uhtred, said that the fans of the show have been very generous. The series’s popularity has been entirely based on word-of-mouth thing as there wasn’t much advertising for the series. The only reason the series managed to survive was due to the fans of the show.
The Last Kingdom Season 5: Release Date
The first seasons of The Last Kingdom have indeed come sporadically. For instance, the series arrived first on the BBC network. Both season one and season two followed the same suit in October 2015 and 2017; however, after Netflix acquired the rights to distribute the series, the third season release in November 2018, whereas the fourth premiered on the 26th of April 2020.
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There is complete disarray regarding a predictive return of the series after season 4. So, when it comes to the fifth season’s release date, it would be at least mid or late 2021. Cost cast and the crew are working incredibly hard for the release of the fifth season. Makers of the series had already begun shooting the series by the end of 2020, strictly following COVID-19 guidelines, according to Dreymon. Everyone associated with the series feels that they are fortunate to work in these trying times.
The Last Kingdom Season 5: Star Cast
The moment common aspect of the series is the bloody battles that are very intoxicating for the lovers of action. Certain characters will not return in the fifth season, like Beocca, Ian Hart’s father, who died on-screen. Additionally, Snut and Steapa have also lost their lives.
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Cast members who are more likely to return for the fifth season are Emily Cox, Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Millie Brady, Finn Elliot, Timothy Innes, Amas Fedaravicius, Ruby Hartly, among several others will be back.