The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date, New Cast and Plot Details

Iksha Tiwari

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The Last Kingdom is a series that is based on Bernard Cornwell’s “The Saxon Stories” novels. it is an earthen and injecting fictional historical show which is set in the year 866. The show begins with the arrival of the Viking Great Army in Britain. Then it follows the Uhtred of Bebbanburg who is a Saxon raised by the Vikings whose loyalties are tested from time to time until he is perpetually torn between the two kingdoms.

The series was initially premiered on BBC America in October 2015 but then it got relocated to Netflix after two seasons. The performances of actors in the series are splendid and were praised by many critics. In fact, the overall production quality of the series is quite admirable despite the relatively modest budget.

Now following the cathartic finale of the fourth season, fans are eagerly waiting and rooting for a fifth installment of the series. So now if you want to know the release details and other specifics regarding the upcoming season of this enthralling drama then we have got it covered for you.

Here’s everything we know about The Last Kingdom Season 5

The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date

The Last Kingdom season 4 premiered its entire episodes on April 26th, 2020 on Netflix. The season comprises of ten episodes with an average episodic runtime for each episode of 58 minutes.

Now if we enter into the development details of the series especially the fifth installment. then we get this much information. On July 7th, 2020, the show was picked up by Netflix for a fifth season. But on April 20, 2021, the creators revealed that the epic medieval saga would be drawn back to a close with the upcoming season. Now the co-director of the series Jon East shared the update regarding the production of season 5 on his main Twitter account.

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So according to the post, the filming of the series was wrapped up in June 2021, which makes a plausible case for the season’s release at the end of 2021. However, as the series relies quite a lot on special effects the post-production could take a while. Thus we can say that fans might have to wait some more months to watch the new season online. In addition to this if everything gets smooth, The Last Kingdom season 5 will premiere sometime in the beginning of 2022.

The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast: Who is in it?

As the show is based upon the historical and natural glory, this says that no character is entirely safe from any elimination. But all the actors whose characters survive the bloodbath of the previous season take up their roles in the next season as well. So based on that we can say few people to return back in season 5. It includes Emily Cox (Brida), Eliza Butterworth (Aelswith), Alexander Dreymon (Uhtred of Bebbanburg), Eva Birthistle (Hild, a nun, and ally to Uhtred), Mark Rowley (Finan, an Irish warrior), , Arnas Fedaravičius (Sihtric) and Cavan Clerkin (Father Pyrlig) a Welsh priest).   In addition to this, the other characters which you might see in the series include Millie Brady (Princess Aethelflaed), James Northcote (Aldhelm),  Jeppe Beck Laursen (Haesten) James Northcote (Aldhelm), Ewan Mitchell (Osferth), Timothy Innes (Edward, King of England),  and our Adrian Schiller.  The fourth season also introduced a new slew of characters and their respective actors will reprise their roles in the next season as well. Amongst them, we will see Ruby Hartley (Stiorra), Richard Dillane (Ludeca), ysteinn Sigurðarson (Sigtryggr), Amelia Clarkson (Ælflæd), Stefanie Martini (Eadith) and Finn Elliott (Young Uhtred).   Another additional cast that we can expect to see in The Last Kingdom season 5 includes Sonya Cassidy (Eadgifu), and Phia Saban (Aelfwynn). Along with Harry Gilby (teenage Aethelstan), Harry Anton (Bresal), Patrick Robinson (Father Benedict).

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The Last Kingdom Season 5 Plot: What is it About?

The disorders of a turbulent time period culminate in the visceral finality for the fourth season. that’s because Danes make their way into Winchester in the absence of king Edward. Both Sigtryggr and Brida lead the entire force while Uhtred now struggles to keep the enemies away in the way in order to save the city from the coup. Due to the absence of a better alternative, Uhtred cuts a deal with the Danes. Now as per the deal he now turns himself in and in the meantime, Edward’s heirs promise to get released.  

Now the fifth season of the series will pick the story from the pause point of the fourth season. The new season is going to bring the epic saga to a destined close. We will also get to see whether the truce between the Danes and Saxons will be maintained or not. Brida also revealed that she herself is the central villain and we will also get to hear more new things from her in the new season.  

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Moreover, the fifth season of The Last Kingdom will also give us the much-anticipated updates about the famous Aethelstan’s character who is currently under the care of Uhtred. So all we can say is that the upcoming season of the series will bring a lot to the table and all fans should be ready to get pumped up.  

So stay tuned to our website for all the latest updates regarding The Last Kingdom season 5. We will keep posting all the updates here as soon as we get them.

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