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The Last Kingdom ‘to end with season 5’ as Netflix series wages war for final time

Alexander Dreymon plays Uhtred of Bebbanburg in The Last Kingdom (Picture: Netflix/Joe Alblas)

Netflix series The Last Kingdom is reportedly ending after season five is released.

The fifth season of The Last Kingdom, which premiered in 2015 on the BBC, is currently in production, with the cast sharing the excitement in a video filmed recently on set.

However, this could be the last time that fans see Alexander Dreymon in action as Uhtred of Bebbanburg in the TV adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s novel series The Saxon Stories.

According to a report, the fifth season will mark the cast’s final outing in the Saxon drama.

Carnival Films, the production company behind The Last Kingdom, is said to have confirmed this news, Deadline reported.

In a video shared on social media by the TV show, it states in the caption: ‘The reckoning is approaching…’

The fifth season is currently in production (Picture: Netflix)

‘It’s official! We’re all back shooting #Season5 of #TheLastKingdom,’ it says.

‘Thank you all so much for your continued support and we’ll have more exciting content to share with you soon!’

‘As you may have guessed, we’re shooting season five of The Last Kingdom. Considering the circumstances, we’re incredibly fortunate to be in production at the moment,’ Alexander says in the video.

‘Everyone is doing their part, it’s going very well so far and we hope to be able to bring something really special.’

The German actor expressed his gratitude towards fans of the series, stating: ‘I wanted to say thank you for all your continued support, because we wouldn’t be here without you, and we’re all sending you lots of love.’

 

The first season of The Last Kingdom premiered on BBC Two and BBC America, before moving over to Netflix from season three.

Beginning in the late ninth century, the tale follows the story of Uhtred, who is born the son of a Saxon nobleman.

When he becomes an orphaned, he is kidnapped by the Vikings, growing up under their influence.

In the official synopsis for season five, Netflix explains that Uhtred’s destiny 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,’ the description outlines.

‘But to achieve this destiny, Uhtred will have to face down his greatest enemy and suffer his greatest loss.’

The Last Kingdom seasons one to four are available to watch on Netflix.


Credit: Original article published here.

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