The historical fiction series, The Last Kingdom season 4 has just landed on Netflix last month. And now, fans are anticipating the release of season 5.
The battle between Saxon and Danes seemingly ended in season 4 as peace broke out between King Edward and Sigtryggr. However, time will only tell until Saxons and Danes go out of the battlefield once again.
The Last Kingdom is based on the Saxon Stories of Bernard Cornwell. With enough sources to cover, there’s a big possibility of season 5 renewal.
What happened in The Last Kingdom season 4
In the previous season, the story left the fans with questions on the aftermath of the war. Uhtred has not yet conquered Bebbanburg while Aethelfled chose to remain in Mercia. The death of Father Beocca was a great loss for Uhtred since Father Beocca is more of a father to him than a priest.
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The Last Kingdom season 4 also portrayed the fatherly figure in Uhtred as his children were introduced in the series. However, a third child was born unto Uhtred but kept hidden in the series. Hence, fans are now speculating that the child might be introduced in season 5.
The Last Kingdom season 5 renewal status
Although the fans are already hoping for the fifth installment, there’s no confirmation from Netflix and the showrunners. However, showrunner Nigel Marchant is optimistic to follow the books for season 5. He said,
“We don’t like to deviate from the books, we like to keep the characters and the essence there, but sometimes it just doesn’t work. But that’s not to say that we couldn’t see them in the future.”
However, it is still too early to tell about the renewal of the series. However, the main actor, Alexander Dreymon hints of season 5 renewal as he posted behind the scenes stunts on his Instagram account. He video revealed fighting scenes with the crew, and he added a caption,
“I miss you all and can’t wait to kick your ***** again soon .”
Marchant is also hopeful that season 5 will be renewed. He said,
“I think all of us want to tell a story and it’s always much more satisfying if you can tell a complete story throughout all the various seasons. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we really do love making it.”
When will Netflix release The Last Kingdom season 5
The streaming giant has not yet released an official statement on whether the series will be renewed or not. Usually, Netflix will have to wait for a month to know if the viewership is worth renewing. If Netflix decides to renew the series, the latest possible date of release will be summer 2021, the same as the fourth season which landed last April.
In the meantime, fans have been showing their support through rewatching the series to increase its viewership.
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