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The Last Kingdom: Season 5 Filming Starts Finally!

The Last Kingdom Season 5 Into Production

This British television series saw a phenomenal previous season. The Last Kingdom left the fans in awe of Uhtred of Bebbanburg and his adventures. Netflix has renewed this Anglo-Saxon British drama for a new series, and the production may start in November. 

Origins of “The Last Kingdom”

The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction television drama based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories. The BBC America Network aired on October 10, 2015, and BBC Two in the UK on October 22, 2015. The second series consisted of eight episodes that aired on BBC Two in the UK in March 2017. Netflix became the sole distributor of the third series with ten episodes, produced by Carnival Films. The third one streamed on Netflix from November 19, 2018. It didn’t take much for Netflix to decide on renewing the drama for a fourth season. And the show aired in April 2020. Furthermore, Netflix renewed the fifth season on July 7, 2020.

Poster- The Last Kingdom (Source: IMDB)


The story starts in 866, where England breaks into Heptarchy (seven kingdoms). The Vikings conquer York, and other Anglo-Saxon lands are gradually attacked, plundered, and ruled by Viking Danes. The one left is the Kingdom of Wessex. The story covers a range of 40-45 years. 

The cast combined to make a video confirming the renewal. Check out the Twitter post:


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Performance of season 4 The Last Kingdom

Season 4 has been a hit since its release. The show was enormously appreciated at the global level but did exceptionally well in Germany and France. It cracked the top ten lists for a lot of regions. However, the show never peaked at the top of the list. After looking at the winning shows like “After Life” and “Never Have I Ever,” it was all justified. It was in the top ten lists in the US for 19 days and in the UK for 24 days.

 Release Date??

The setup and storyline of The Last Kingdom is such that it requires time for the shoot and edit. Now we know that shooting has started by the final product may be available to us at the end of 2021 or even 2022. 

Sneak-Peak from the show (Source: TheGuardian)

After Netflix owned all the rights for the series, they added two extra episodes to the show. It took nearly 18 months to release the third installment after the second one and around 17 months between the third and fourth season. If we go by the average calculations, the show should be out by October or November 2021.

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Not to forget that the COVID-19 virus is very much prevalent. It may cause interruptions in the schedule.

What can we expect to see from The Last Kingdom season 5?

As we already know, Uhtred is confused between “Loyalty” and “Love.” Some other important questions are whether he will attempt to regain power over Bebbanburg or skip another time. Will there be any new additional cast to spice up the storyline to solve all of these questions in the fifth season.


Michelle Joslin Christian
Michelle Christian completed her bachelors in Electronics and communication recently. An avid reader, writer, novice artist who sketches and paints sometimes, loves photography and holds a guitar which sounds good occasionally.

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