The fifth season of The Last Kingdom, a Viking drama on Netflix, began on March 9. If you’ve already watched all ten episodes of the season, you’ll know how the story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Alexander Dreymon) ends. (And if you missed any of the details, you can read about how season five of The Last Kingdom ends here.) What does it mean for Uhtred that the fifth season is over?
Will there be a season 6 of The Last Kingdom?
The fifth season of The Last Kingdom, a Viking drama on Netflix, began on March 9. If you’ve already watched all ten episodes of the season, you’ll know how the story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Alexander Dreymon) ends. (And if you missed any of the details, you can read about how season five of The Last Kingdom ends here.) What does it mean for Uhtred that the fifth season is over? There is no more Season 6.
Why is The Last Kingdom ending with season 5?
The decision to end The Last Kingdom after season 5 was made when the show was first being made and a long-term plan was made for the overall story.
At the time the show started, there were only nine The Last Kingdom books out, and the author, Bernard Cornwell, was working on the tenth while the show was being made.
Because of this, the show’s creators had always planned for it to end after its fifth season. Dreymon said that it wasn’t canceled, as some viewers had thought.
He said, “That press release was a little bit misread.” “We had always planned for there to be only five seasons, so no one was really surprised. When we first started, there were only 10 books, so that was the plan for the story… I’m pretty happy with how things turned out.”
Executive producer Marchant said that the ending was a “joint decision” between the company that made the show, Carnival, and the company that sold it, Netflix and that it happened at the “right time.”
“You always want to stay on top and get better from season to season,” he said in July 2021. “Ten hours is a lot of stories to tell, and you have to be careful not to repeat.”
“It’s always a challenge to find new ways to fight a battle. How do we make sure that the battles are emotional and not just a bunch of random people fighting? And how long can you keep going with these two themes without ever reaching a climax?”
He also said: “We really wanted to end the show in a way that everyone would be happy with, which I hope we did. We also wanted to make sure that each of the nearly 50 episodes had a beginning, middle, and end. I think it’s always better if you choose what to do with it instead of just letting it end and not finishing the story.”
When will Seven Kings Must Die come out?
Seven Kings Must Die, the sequel to The Last Kingdom, doesn’t have a release date yet, but Dreymon has posted a video from his first day on set in Budapest, Hungary, in January 2022, which proves that filming has begun.
What will Seven Kings Must Die be about?
The Last Kingdom was based on Bernard Cornwell’s book called The Saxon Stories. The first ten books in the series were covered by the first five seasons of the show. There are still three books in the series that haven’t been adapted to the screen yet, so the movie will use those. That means that, in addition to Dreymon, a number of the show’s current cast members are likely to appear in the movie, which takes place after season five.
Nigel Marchant, who is in charge of making The Last Kingdom, said at MCM London Comic-Con, “Season five is the end of the series, but there was always one more story we wanted to tell. With Netflix’s great support and the fans’ continued desire to see more, we just couldn’t say no to one last trip with Uhtred.
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