The Last Kingdom is a medieval drama based on a series of novels written by author Bernard Cornwell, called The Saxon Stories. The show has covered 4 of the ten books in the series and will be back for a third season.For a while it looked like the show might not be renewed. Then, in April this year, Alexander Dreymon, who plays Uhtred, break the news of the show’s renewal through his twitter account. Here’s everything from the release date to cast and plot of the show.
The Last KingdomSeason 1 aired on BBC America in 2015 and the second season of the show aired in 2017.Then we heard the rumors about the channel not renewing the show. After that, Netflix announced and took the responsibility for the historical dramaseries from Season 3 onwards. Netflix also co-produced the second series with BBC Two.
So not only the third season of The Last Kingdom will air exclusively on Netflix but the show will air worldwide instead of some specific places. Now, about the date, well, Netflix has not announced any date for the premiere of the show yet but we’re expecting it to be aired before 2019 towards the end of this year. We’ll update you as we get an announcement from the makers.
Alexander Dreymon,who’s in the lead role and plays Uhtred, will definitely be in Season 3. David Dawson as King Alfred the Great, Emily Cox as Brida, Eliza Butterworth as Aelswith, Millie Brady as the Princess Aethelflaed, James Northcote as Aldhelm, Jeppe Beck Laursen as Haesten, Henrik Lundström as Rollo, Cavan Clerkin as Father Pyrlig, Adrian Bouchet as Steapa, andEwan Mitchell as Osferth with many others will be there in the third season.
The series has been compared to Game of Thrones on many occasions, and if you’ve watched both the shows, well you know why.
The Last Kingdom series takes place in the year 872, during the era when Danes (Vikings) invaded the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and England was divided into seven kingdoms. The show is based on real historical events but it has been fictionalized to bring it to life and make a show out of it.
The first season is consist of 8 episodes. The United Kingdom divides into 7 kingdoms and only Wessex remains undefeated. It is under the control of King Alfred. Uhtred and Brida are taken by Danes and raised as one of their own. Uhtred’s father and other Northumbrian lords are killed by the Dane army. Now, he is all grown up and is forced to choose between his birth country and the people who nurtured him. He wants to play his part in uniting the kingdoms of England and recapturing his ancestral land. The first season’s story is roughly taken from the novels ‘The Last Kingdom’ and ‘The Pale Horseman’.
The second season also has 8 episodes. The second season returns to find Uhtredbeginning his voyage north to reclaim his fate. Uhtred is betrayed and captured and Hild and Ragnar start off on a mission to free him. He journeys north where he serves Alfred. In a disturbing showdown at Beamfleot, there’s passion, heartbreak, and treachery, and if Uhtred survives, will he be able to finally recapture his ancestral lands?The second season’s story is roughly taken from the next two novels ‘The Lords of the North’ and ‘Sword Song’.
The storyline of the third season will be adapted from the next novels in the series and there will be a total of 10 episodes in the season as confirmed by Cornwell.