The Last Kingdom has begun production for its fifth season, which will now be the final one. The final season of Netflix’s series will reportedly adapt the ninth and tenth books in Bernard Cornwell’s 13- part Saxon Stories series.
“I love this job,” says series star Alexander Dreymon. “Playing Uhtred for five seasons has been a wonderful journey. And I’m truly grateful to have been given the opportunity to direct. In doing so, I came to fully appreciate the spectacular talent and skill of our cast and crew even more. I can’t wait to share it with our fans, without whom none of this would be possible.”
Series executive producer Nigel Marchant adds: “With such a loyal fanbase, we’re excited to give viewers a chance to follow Uhtred on the next stage of his epic quest, where not everyone survives.”
The final season will see “Uhtred (Dreymon) realize his destiny is more than just Bebbanburg: it is tied to the future of England itself. Charged with training King Edward’s first-born son Aethelstan as a warrior, Uhtred’s ambition will have an even higher purpose. But to achieve this destiny, Uhtred will have to face down his greatest enemy and suffer his greatest loss.”
The Last Kingdom is currently in production, underway in Hungary. The fifth season will consist of 10-episodes.