Historical drama The Last Kingdom is all set to return to Netflix with a brand new season, old cast, and some new faces.
Based on the highly successful book series “The Saxon Stories,” written by Bernard Cornwell. Historical drama The Last Kingdom has become one of the most popular series in the Netflix collection. The show follows young Osbert, who has been taken from his home by the Dames after his uncle’s betrayal. Danes rename him as Uhtred. Circumstances force Uhtred and his lover Brida to move to the Kingdom of Wessex, where Uhtred is forced to serve King Alfred and train his armies against the invading Danes. Uhtred dreams of returning to his ancestral home and reclaim his birthright.
Season 3 ends with the Wessex army successfully destroying invading Danish forces with help from the Merican army and last-minute decision of bannerman Sigebriht to stay with Wessex. Uhtred and Brida capture Aethelworld and, thereafter, successfully execute a ritual to make sure that his adoptive brother’s soul reached Valhalla.
Filming & Storyline
In October of 2019 Twitter handle of The Last Kingdom confirmed that shooting for season 4 announced in October 2018 has wrapped up. Carnival Films, the production house of The Last Kingdom, has released the official synopsis of season 4, which points that the main protagonist will have to choose between his goal to take back his ancestral home or to realize his destiny, which is coupled with Alfred’s dream of a united land. This dilemma forces him into politics that threaten to break out into full-fledged war. There is a strong possibility that the storyline may take a time jump in Season 4.
Old and New Faces
Alexander Dreymon is set to return as Uhtred of Bebbanburg along with Emily Cox (Brida), Ian Hart (Father Beocca), Timothy Innes (Kind Edward), Eliza Butterworth (Aelswith), Mark Rowley (Finan), Toby Regbo (Aethelred). Stefanie Martini, Jamie Blackley, and Ruby Hartley will be the new cast members.
The exact release date has been announced yet but is expected to begin streaming sometime 2020.