The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction series based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories, which is a series of novels. The story takes place in the late 9th century AD when England divides into seven separate kingdoms. The story follows the main character Uhtred as he vows to avenge his adoptive father but also attempting to reclaim Bebbanburg from his Uncle who is also trying to kill him.
What We Know So Far:
What we know about The Last Kingdom is that it is filmed in Hungary and partially filmed in County Durham. The Last Kingdom was showing on BBC, but it’s been confirmed that the fourth season will be exclusively on Netflix. The renewal for season four came in December 2018 via The Last Kingdom’s Twitter page, but a release date isn’t confirmed.
If you want to catch up on The Last Kingdom, season 1 and 2 are on both Netflix and BBC but the third season is exclusively on Netflix since BBC decided not to continue with the drama.
We do know that filming for the fourth season of The Last Kingdom is happening right now. Cast members including Cnut, Haesten, Brida, and Aelswith are in Budapest currently, with other main stars being seen.
The new season will jump ahead about a decade, meaning we will see the children of Uhtred and Gisela. Most of the cast will return including Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred, Eliza Butterworth, Ian Hard, Emily Cox, and Toby Regbo. There is also speculation that additional actors will be announced due to the timeline change.
Since the show does come from Cornwell’s book, it is safe to assume that season four will follow the two books The Pagan Lord and The Empty Throne. Usually, The Last Kingdom tackles two books per season so that the timeline would line up.
With filming happening now, we can expect a release date of late 2019 or early 2020 for the new season, but no news has been released yet on time.
Spent the better of 2 days binge watching 3 seasons of The Last Kingdom. I can’t wait for season 4! #TheLastKingdom
— Taylor Sinclair (@siinclair14) April 19, 2019
A press release told the possible synopsis of season 4:
“After the death of Alfred, the alliances between the kingdoms are fractured. Uhtred believes the timing is right to challenge his uncle Aelfric, played by Joseph Millson, and take back his ancestral home, Bebbanburg. However, fate shifts in a different direction, leading Uhtred to realize that his destiny is tied to Alfred’s dream of a united land. This, and Untred’s feeling for Aethelflaed, drive home back into the politics that threaten to break out into war.”