The Last Kingdom Season 5: Release, Cast & Plot

The Last Kingdom Season 5

When it comes to historical fiction web series, Netflix knows how to create it better than its competitors. People have started to search about the last kingdom season 5 after the latest video call by its star cast revealed the show is getting renewed for another season.

As we all know, this show depicts the protagonist Uhtred Ragnarson who is born as Saxon but raised by Vikings, who teaches him how to be a warrior. The Netflix original show is based upon the famous novel in the Saxon series written by Bernard Cornwell; currently, everyone is waiting for The Last Kingdom Season 5. 

The producers have confirmed that they are going to bring The Last Kingdom Season 5 pretty soon. The news about the upcoming 5th season came when the show’s star cast described it on a recent video call. 

In this article, we have decided to share the essential information about the show’s plot, release date, the star cast, and some new things that you might not know. 

The Last Kingdom Season 5: Introduction

The Last Kingdom Season 5
Creating a show based upon the historical fictional characters might seem easy. Still, it’s not because it requires a ton of effort from writers and producers to keep the plot interesting for upcoming seasons. The Last Kingdom managed to live up to its expectations. That’s why Netflix decided to renew it for the forthcoming season.

The series made its debut on BBC television network in 2015 and continued till the second season. Netflix decided to cash in on the opportunity by acquiring its rights and made the next two seasons by creating a massive buzz among its watchers.

Season 4 of the Last Kingdom aired on 26 April 2020, and it ended with lots of questions that will get answered next season. We might get a closer look at the protagonist Uhtred Ragarson played by Alexander Dreymon. In last season, he suffered from lots of trauma when he decided to claim his ancestral land.  

The Last Kingdom: The Cast

Even though there is no official news about who will return for the upcoming season, there is a high probability that the majority of the star cast will be seen reprising their roles. 

We will see Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred, Emilly Cox as Brida, and Ian Hart playing father Beocca. 

From the last season, Arnas Fedaravičius, Ewan Mitchell, and Mark Rowley have become fans’ favourites. They portray these characters quite interestingly, making them more enjoyable than any other lead character. 


The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date

Season 4 of this epic show just aired on April 26, 2020, on Netflix, so there is a high probability that we might not be able to see it in the next couple of months.

On the latest video call, all the leading star cast of the show has been seen talking about the upcoming fifth season coming quickly on Netflix.

Producers have confirmed they are ready to start working on the upcoming season, requiring the production cycle of 18 months to complete. Since it’s a historical fiction show that requires months of preparation from writers, designers, and producers, we might get the next season by the end of 2021. 

The coronavirus’s pandemic situation is expected to affect the production of the fifth season of the last kingdom. You can see in the video getting viral on social media platforms in which the show’s main star Alexander Dreymon tells his co-workers of the upcoming season’s good news. 

The Storyline of the Show

The fifth season of this epic show will be based upon the ninth and tenth book from the famous The Saxon Stories. The official synopsis focuses more on the Uhtred and his ambition to reclaim the land of his ancestors. While achieving his goal, he will have to face the greatest of his enemies and suffer from significant trauma.

From the last two seasons, fans see their beloved characters getting killed off, so they are not entirely worried about who Uhtred is going to lose in the next season. The show’s creators managed to go ahead with the protagonist by killing off other characters without any doubt. 

However, some experts are saying that fans shouldn’t expect Netflix is going to follow the novels completely, because earlier we have seen creators of the show making significant changes by avoiding the original plotline from the adopted books. 


Even though the latest season been aired just a few months ago, fans still want to see season 6 of the last kingdom sooner. 

There is a reason why producers have managed to renew it for the upcoming season because fans have given quite a good response for its fourth season, and that’s why the are going to bring some more interesting turns to the story.  

Even though we don’t know the exact date of season 5, we will keep updating the article when we get the essential information about this show. 

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