The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date, Renewal Status, New Cast Updates, and What Can We Expect from the Fifth Season?
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All the fans of The Last Kingdom are eagerly waiting for the Season 5 Release Date. We will provide you with all the latest updates associated with The Last Kingdom Season 5. It is a British historical fiction based on a series of novels, The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell. Once co-produced by the British broadcaster BBC and Netflix. The latter was the sole distributor from the third season, handling it entirely. They renewed it for the fourth and after that incredible season.
Netflix has made us crave for more of Uhtred of Bebbanburg and his adventures around Anglo-Saxon England. The series has been renewed officially, and we’ve learned that production may begin in November 2020. Here we bring you almost everything we would like to know about The Last Kingdom season 5!!
The Last Kingdom Season 5: Has it been renewed by Netflix?
We were right about the renewal of the fifth season of The Last Kingdom on Netflix.
The announcements were made by the cast about the news through a video released by the official The Last Kingdom Twitter account!
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release date: When will it arrive?
A series like The Last Kingdom has every aspect of its production as incredibly lengthy. This implies the fifth season won’t be available for viewing until the very end of 2021, potentially maybe even the start of 2022.
The season release has been delayed an extra month or two because Netflix took over the BBC series. And they have added two extra episodes in it: which makes it’s taking a total of 18 months between the release of the second and third season, with a further 17 months between season three and season four.
Now, if we go by the earliest possible date and calculate 17 months from the release of season four, then the fifth season is expected to arrive in October 2021. As it is the longest period between seasons: 18 months, the release date will be extended to November 2021. And we don’t really know the effects of the pandemic on the production of the fifth season.
The expected date for Netflix release: Late 2021 / Early 2022
How Was the response to The Last Kingdom Season 4?
The Last Kingdom season four has performed incredibly well with subscribers on Netflix ever since its release. It has got quite a positive response internationally, appearing in numerous top 10 lists around the world, particularly Germany and France.
While the series never ranked at number one in the UK and the US. It was only beaten by equally great shows such as After Life and Never Had I Ever, respectively. The Last Kingdom stayed in the top ten for 19 days in the United States and 24 days in the United Kingdom.
Here is the trailer of The Last Kingdom Season 4
What can we expect from The Last Kingdom Season 5?
We can expect Uhtred to be torn between loyalty and love. In the fourth season, Uhtred communicated more often with his children than any of the previous seasons. Both his children, Uhtred the Young and Stiorra, have inherited traits of his stubbornness from their father and the desire to follow their own path.
To make peace between the Danes and the Saxons, Stiorra was willing to be used as a bargaining chip and decided to join Sigtrygger and go to Eoferwic. Meanwhile, her brother Uhtred the Young has decided to continue his path with the church and his studies.
Northumbria is the last kingdom to be held by the Danes as East Anglia comes under the control of Wessex and Mercia. Despite the truce, it’s not going to last as Edward and Aethelflaed want to fulfill their father’s desire for a united England.
Eoferwic in Dane territory means that if Mercia and Wessex were to enter into conflict, Stiorra would be in danger. So what’s going to be Uhtred’s decision? Will he fight for his love, Aetheflaed, or will he stand side with his daughter Stiorra and the Danes?
Will Uhtred attempt retaking Bebbanburg?
Fate continued denying Uhtred’s reclaiming of his ancestral home of Bebbanburg. After he failed in his attempt to secure the fort. Uhtred’s cousin, Whitgar, becomes the lord of Bebbanburg after killing his own father during Uhtred’s attack, and in the process, killed Father Beocca.
Regardless of how Uhtred’s feelings after his failed assault, he seeks revenge upon his cousin for the death of Father Beocca. Whitgar made it clear that he won’t allow anyone to lay claims on Bebbanburg to be left alive. This means he may go after Uhtred’s family to draw him out into the open.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast: Who is in it?
We’re expecting to witness the following cast members get back in their roles for the Last Kingdom’s fifth season. We have provided all details about the cast for your convenience.
The Cast Details:
Dreymon will be playing the role of Uhtred Alexander, Brida role by Emily Cox, Millie Brady will be playing the role of Aethelflaed, Eliza Butterworth playing the role of Aelswith, Timothy Innes will be playing the role of King Edward, Young Uhtred by Finn Elliot, Hartley as Stiorra Ruby, Arnas Fedaravicius as Sihtric, Finan by Mark Rowley, Osforth by Ewan Mitchell, Eadith by Stefanie Martini, Haesten by Jeppe Beck Laursen, Father Pyrlig played by Cavan Clerkin, Æthelhelm the Elder by Adrian Schiller, Sigtryggr role will be played by Eysteinn Sigurðarson, and Ossian Perret will play Whitgar.
A new addition to The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast:
Meanwhile, we got to know that Uhtred’s stunt double Tamás Katrics recently took to Instagram to divulge about a new addition in The Last Kingdom Season 5 cast. However, the new actor’s name has not been directly revealed. Fansided’s Winter is Coming revealed that a young actor, Harry Gilby (best known for playing a young J. R. R. Tolkien in the 2019 film Tolkien), might be part of the cast, playing an undisclosed role, in the fifth season.
The 19-year old actor Harry Gilby is expected to play a now teenaged Aethelstan in The Last Kingdom Season 5. Aethelstan is the first son of the present King Edward and the future first king of all England. However, none of this has been confirmed.
There are no more updates on any potential new cast members for the fifth season of The Last Kingdom. But we’ll be keeping you all updates about all the latest casting news and rumors as there is still some time left for the season 5 release, so till then, you can enjoy the previous 4 seasons of The Last Kingdom, which is available exclusively on Netflix.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 has officially started filming
The Last Kingdom Season 5 has finally started filming, and it is being reported that season 5 will be the final season of the show to arrive on Netflix. Yes, you have heard it right. Netflix has finally decided to put an end to the show eventually.
The shooting for Last Kingdom Season 5 is currently in progress for the upcoming ten episodes in the last season. The series initially started way back in 2015, and it has been a joy ride for the fans; they have enjoyed every bit of this historical drama, and now it will be the last time that The Last Kingdom will be streaming on Netflix.