After a tremendous Season 4 packed with action and tension, Netflix has officially confirmed that The Last Kingdom will return to the streaming service for a Season 5! The official announcement of renewal of The Last Kingdom Season 5 from the show’s creators came way back on July 7, 2020, but the bad news is that it’ll be the show’s final season. Inspired by Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories novels, The Last Kingdom is a retelling of King Alfred the Great’s quest to unite the many separate kingdoms into what would become England.
So far, the show has covered the first eight volumes in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Chronicles series. There are 12 novels that have been released, with a 13th on the way.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Last Kingdom Season 5:
When is The Last Kingdom Season 5 Netflix release?
Today, Netflix confirmed that The Last Kingdom Season 5 will be on Netflix globally on March 9, 2022, along with some brand new first looks at the upcoming season!
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Another piece of good news! The final season of the Netflix series isn’t the end for Uhtred of Bebbanburg! Actor Alexander Dreymon will be returning to reprise his role as Uhtred in the movie officially titled Seven Kings Must Die. When asked about the upcoming Netflix movie, producer Nigel Marchant had this to say: “Although season five fully concludes the series, there was always one more story that we wanted to tell.”
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Plot: What books will The Last Kingdom cover?
Season 4 covered the events from the book The Pagan Lord and The Empty Throne. The Last Kingdom Season 5 could be based on Books 9 and 10, Warriors of the Storm and The Flame Bearer, respectively.
Here’s the official synopsis provided by Netflix for The Last Kingdom Season 5:
“Years have passed since the events of the last season, and King Edward is still forging ahead with his ambitions to unite the Saxon Kingdoms to fulfil his late father’s dream. Although a long-standing peace between Danes and Saxons now exists, that harmony is under threat. Not only by a new Danish invasion but a Saxon rebellion. Uhtred has been entrusted with protecting Edward’s illegitimate son, the future King of England, Aethelstan. But the treacherous Lord Aethelhelm has ambitions for his grandson Aelfweard, Edward’s other son, to rule.
We follow Uhtred as he faces his greatest enemies, and suffers immeasurable loss, on his quest towards fulfilling his destiny. Meanwhile, Edward treads a fine line between peace-keeper and authoritarian as he battles to bring together the fractured Kingdoms of the land. In a surprising twist of fate, Uhtred discovers that the quest to unite England may well be linked to his own personal destiny.”
The Last Kingdom Season 5 cast: Who’s returning for The Last Kingdom Season 5 and who’s new?
All of the show’s principal cast members are expected to return.
- Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred
- Emily Cox as Brida
- Millie Brady as Aethelflaed
- Eliza Butterworth as Aelswith
- Timothy Innes as King Edward
- Finn Elliot as Young Uhtred
- Ruby Hartley as Stiorra
- Arnas Fedaravicius as Sihtric
- Mark Rowley as Finan
- Ewan Mitchell as Osforth
- Stefanie Martini as Eadith
- Jeppe Beck Laursen as Haesten
- Cavan Clerkin as Father Pyrlig
- Adrian Schiller as Æthelhelm the Elder
- Eysteinn Sigurðarson as Sigtryggr
- Ossian Perret as Whitgar
Where can you watch The Last Kingdom Season 5?
The Last Kingdom Season 5 will be exclusively available on Netflix on March 9, 2022. For now, you can catch up with the previous seasons of The Last Kingdom on Netflix so that you’ll be prepared for the big finale in March!