About The Last Kingdom Season 5
It is a British fictional drama series adapted from the historical novel of Bernard Cornwell named The Saxon Stories. The show first aired on BBC Two network in October 2015. Later, Netflix obtained the broadcasting rights and revived the show for the next period. Shortly after the release, The Last Kingdom became one of the most anticipated series that has been critically acclaimed.
In fact, it received several nominations through time and tremendous responses. Consequently, the fan base is thrilled to know that Netflix will be bringing it back to the show for a fifth installment.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date
In July 2020, the streaming service Netflix made a renewal announcement for the fifth season of the series. Nonetheless, it did not reveal a certain launch date nor a schedule plan for the production. Considering the fact that every consecutive season has an 18-months gap pattern, season five should release somewhere in mid-2021.
Though, the production cycle might extend due to challenges caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In that case, we expect the fifth season to debut in the summer of 2022 as the cast members are reportedly counting down the days until filming resumes.
It should be noted that season 5 will not be the season finale of the series. The reason being that the first four seasons adapted the first eight novels series. This means that there is plenty of material.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Plot
In the last season of the series, we witnessed Uhtred attempting to recover his inherited predominance yet it ended with a difficult alliance being formed. However, the fifth installment will be based on the 9th and 10th series of the mentioned historic novel; namely, ‘The Warriors of the Storm’ and ‘The Flame Bearer’.
According to the synopsis, the new episodes will show Uhtred facing down his greatest enemy and suffering a huge loss to achieve his destiny which is bound with England’s future. Thus, we anticipate that the upcoming season will be full of painful and heartbreaking events.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast
Currently, the creators did not announce nor confirm the cast list for the upcoming season. Nevertheless, certain members are most likely to reprise their roles. This includes:
- Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred of Bebbanburg
- Emily McKenna Cox as Brida
- Amy Wren as Mildrith
- Jeppe Beck Laursen as Haesten
- Matthew MacFadyen as Lord Uhtred
- Ian Hart as Father Beocca
- Mark Rowley as Finan
- Arnas Fedaravičius as Sihtric
- Ewan Mitchell as Osferth
- Eysteinn Sigurðarson as Sigtryggr
- Jamie Blackley as Eardwulf, and many more.