Based on Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories series of novels, The Last Kingdom is a historical fiction Television series.
The first episode debuted on October 10, 2015, on BBC America. Netflix was the sole producer of the third series, due to BBC America’s exit.
The third season premiered on November 19,2018, with ten episodes.
The next season was renewed on December 26, 2018, for the fourth season.
The production began in July 2019 and wrapped up in October 2019.
With no official date announced yet, we expect that the series is ready to drop on Netflix anytime soon, preferably by April 2020.
Set up in Hungary, the series traverses two of the novels. It chronicles the journey of Uhtred, our protagonist.
Ragnar’s dad is murdered by Danes in an assault, while Uhtred avenges the former’s death. However, his loyalties are tested; he travels to Wessex. He provides his alliances with the king since he has got another ancestry as well.
Based on The Throne, 2014, there is a leap of almost a decade, which leads to Uhtred’s realization of the fact that his alliances are messed up with other kingdoms.
Variations will be seen with Gisela and Uhtred’s Kids.
CAST AND CHARACTERS:
While many characters left us in season three, there are many anticipations related to the upcoming season.
Lauren teased about season 4, saying that they are happy about the introduction of new characters, and the audience will love it too. ‘ it’s going to kick them in the teeth.’
The lead characters include Alexander Dremon as Uhtred, Ian Heart as Father Beoca, Emily Cox as Brida, Eliza Butterworth as Aelswith, Toby Regbo as Aethelred, Timothy Innes as King Edward, Millie Brady as Aetherlflaed, Mark Rowley as Finan, and Magnus Bruun as Cnut.
The new characters introduced are:
• Stefanie Martini as Eadith, Aethelred’s love interest
• Jamie Blackley as Eardwulf, Uhtred’s foe
• Ruby Hartley as daughter Sierra
• Helena Albright as daughter Aelfwynn
• Mate Hanuman as Centric
• Oscar Skagerberg as Bjorgulf
• Finn Elliot as Young Uhtred