The Last Kingdom Season 5 Everything Fans Need to Know

The Last Kingdom season 5 will premiere on Netflix in March, and it will be the last season of the incredible period drama that follows the war for the sovereignty of Britain in the 9th century.

Season four ended with peace being negotiated between the Saxons and Danes but at the cost of his child Stiorra (Ruby Hartley), who accepted to be the companion of Dane leader Sigtryggr (Eysteinn Sigurarson) as a guarantee of the deal. Meanwhile, Uhtred successfully avoided dying in the clutches of his rival Brida (Emily Cox), but she promised that either he would die at her hands, or she, at his.

Season 5 of The Last Kingdom is just a few days away, and fresh clues about what viewers may expect to see in the show’s final episodes are starting to emerge. Here’s all we know.

About The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast Comments

About The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast Comments
About The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast Comments

Carnival Films issued a description for The Last Kingdom at the occasion of the show’s season 5 renewal, that perused: “The fifth installment will see Uhtred realize his destiny is more than just Bebbanburg: it is tied to the future of England itself.

“Charged with training King Edward’s first-born son Aethelstan as a warrior, Uhtred’s ambition will have an even higher purpose. But to achieve this destiny, Uhtred will have to face down his greatest enemy and suffer his greatest loss.”

Fans will undoubtedly be anxious regarding who or what Uhtred may miss in the next season, with options spanning from offspring Young Uhtred and Stiorra to a loyal friend such as Finan or Sihtric.

Eliza Butterworth described her recovering Lady Aelswith and her ally Eadith as a surprise new combo to keep a lookout for at The Last Kingdom’s London MCM Comic-Con stage.

“Eadith and Aelswith become like the dynamic duo that nobody knew that they needed. They do that. Eadith and Aelswith become like two superheroes almost and it’s really, really quite incredible to see,” she commented.

Against all changes, Aelswith recovered from her poisoning and would play a significant role in the final season, with Butterworth admitting even she was astonished by that specific occurrence.

“I remember thinking there might be a slight chance she’s sort of in the next season, but we maybe see her demise at that point early on,” she said. “But actually, I was quite taken aback when they said ‘no, she will be quite heavily involved in the next season and all the shenanigans’.

“At the end of season four, everybody obviously assumes because she’s a much older character that she’s sort of met her end, [so] it’s quite lovely that this woman just keeps coming back again and again.” 

The Last Kingdom Season 3 Plot

The Last Kingdom Season 3 Plot
The Last Kingdom Season 3 Plot

The fifth season opens during a period of hard-won harmony between the Danes and the Saxons, but Uhtred is uneasy, and he can’t shake the feeling that something sinister is hanging over his community, leaving him concerned for the welfare of his people, especially his children.

Uhtred gears up his warriors for a coming onslaught, fearing Brida would make good on her vow to reappear and slaughter him — but Brida has other ideas, and has set her eyes on Eoferwic (modern-day York), where Stiorra and Sigtryggr are. The consequences of this will be felt throughout the season, as Sigtryggr’s evil side develops, hostilities between Danes and Saxons threaten to erupt into greater bloodshed, and Uhtred finds himself frantically attempting to avert a full-fledged war.

The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date

The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date

The Last Kingdom season 5 will be released on Netflix on March 9, 2022. We can hardly contain our excitement!

Dreymon and his co-stars emerged in a social media video in April 2021, indicating that the team of The Last Kingdom had returned to Hungary to film the final season.

“Considering the circumstances, we’re incredibly fortunate to be in production at the moment,” he said. “Everyone is doing their part, it’s going very well so far and we hope to be able to bring something really special.”

The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast

The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Cast

Here’s the predicted cast list for The Last Kingdom Season 5.

  • Alexander Dreymon plays Uhtred of Bebbanburg
  • Emily Cox plays Brida
  • Eliza Butterworth plays Aelswith
  • Timothy Innes plays King Edward
  • Mark Rowley plays Finan
  • Arnas Fedaravičius plays Sihtric
  • Ewan Mitchell plays Osferth
  • Millie Brady plays Aethelflaed
  • Jeppe Beck Laursen plays Haesten
  • Adrian Schiller plays Aethelhelm
  • Amelia Clarkson plays Aelflaed
  • Stefanie Martini plays Eadith
  • Eysteinn Sigurðarson plays Sigtryggr
  • Patrick Robinson plays Bishop Benedict
  • Harry Gilby plays Aethelstan
  • Ewan Horrocks plays Aelfweard
  • Phia Saban plays Aelfwynn
  • Ilona Chevakova plays Ingrith
  • Micki Stoltt plays Rognvaldr
  • Jaakko Ohtonen plays Wolland
  • Harry Anton plays Bresal
  • Sonya Cassidy plays Eadgifu

The Last Kingdom Season 5 Trailer

Have more questions? Check out The Last Kingdom season 5 trailer here and find out if it is your cup of tea.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for further updates about The Last Kingdom Season 5.

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