The Last Kingdom Season 5 is not coming to Netflix in November 2021. So, when will the fifth and final season of the franchise air on the streaming service? We understand that the fans are extremely curious to know more about the upcoming season. The Netflix Original historical-fiction drama has received all the love from the audience and the critics. Initially, the series was a collaboration between BBC and Netflix. But later on, Netflix took full control of the entire series.
The Last Kingdom Season 5 Renewal Status
Netflix renewed The Last Kingdom Season 5 in July this year. However, fans were a bit disappointed to know that season 5 is the final season of the entire franchise. The series’ executive producer Nigel Marchant announced the renewal on July 7, 2020.
He said that he is extremely proud of the team that entertained the audience for such a long time. After the tremendous response the audience gave to season 4, the creators were obliged to renew the series for a fifth season. Besides that, star Alexander Dreymon who plays Uthred on the show also expressed his thoughts over the renewal. He said that he loved playing Uthred for five seasons. Moreover, he is truly grateful for directing the series.
We were hoping that The Last Kingdom Season 5 would come out in 2021 as the filming wrapped up back in June. But we don’t see that coming. Considering the current situation, we are assuming that there is a strong possibility for the fifth season to arrive in December. However, if it doesn’t, it will arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2022. The show creators haven’t said a word regarding the release date. Besides that, the fifth and the final season will cover the ninth and tenth books of Bernard Cornwell’s series.
The following characters are expected in The Last Kingdom Season 5.
- Alexander Dreymon as Uthred
- Emily Cox as Brida
- Millie Brady as Aethelflaed
- Eliza Butterworth as Aelswith
- Timothy Innes as King Edward
- Finn Elliot as Young Uthred
- Ruby Hartley as Stiorra
- Arnas Fedaravicius as Sihtric
- Mark Rowley as Finan
Besides these characters, we expect to see some new faces as well. Sources say that Ewan Horrocks has also joined the fifth season.
What to Expect from The Last Kingdom Season 5?
In season 4, we saw the bond growing between Uthred and his children. Both the children have successfully inherited stubbornness and independence from their father. Stiorra was more than happy to become the chip to negotiate peace between the Danes and the Saxons. Meanwhile, Uthred Young decides to continue with his studies and follow his own path. The story will delve further into The Last Kingdom Season 5. Now that the Danes have taken East Anglia under their control, they are looking forward to Northumbria. Let’s see what happens next.