The Last Kingdom Returns on Netflix with Season 4: Everything to Know: Release Date, Plot and More

June 30, 2020 2:45 pm EDT 2:45 pm EDT

The Last Kingdom is a British Historical Fiction Drama based on a series of novels known as The Saxon Novels are written by Bernard Cornwell, and the first season premiered in 2015 on BBC Two in the UK and BBC America in the United States. The first season was comprised of 8 episodes followed by a second 8- episode season in 2017. The second season was co-produced by Netflix after BBC America took an exit.

Netflix became the sole producer of the third season, which streamed on 19th

November 2018 with a 10-episode arc. The Network officially announced the renewal of the series for a fourth season in 2019. The official release date has been set for 26th April 2020. Fans of the Historical Drama are eagerly waiting. Here is everything you should know before the release of the fourth season.

Set in the late 9th century AD England, the Show captures the time when England is divided into seven separate kingdoms plundered by Viking Danes. The Kingdom of Wessex is now the last remaining stronghold against the Danes. Uhtred of Bebbaburg, played by the talented Alexander Dreymon, suffers a loss with the death of his elder brother and father at the hands of the Danes. He is taken as a slave along with Brida, played by Emily Cox to the Danish Northumbria. On a fateful night, their adoptive house burns and then begins the story of revenge, love, betrayal, loyalty, and hatred.

The cast of the Show

The Show is blessed with a brilliant cast, which is part of the reason for its global success. Alongside the leads is David Dawson playing King Alfred, Adrian Bower as Leofric and Tobias Santelmann as Ragnar the Younger. Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Simon Kunz, Harry McEntire, Joseph Milson, and Brian Vernel also star in the Show.

What to Expect from Season 4?

The trailer for season 4 was released last weekend. We see Uhtred still fighting for Wessex and a glimpse of the treacherous uncle Aelfric, which hints that there might be a face-off sooner rather than later. Brida’s strength will also be tested for her loyalty to the Danes, who raised her and her ancestral home. Uhtred has also struggled with his identity for many seasons now due to being raised as a Dane. However, the fans might finally see him choosing aside. The trailer will have us believe that he has chosen Saxons, but the story is yet to end.

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