The Last Kingdom is a Netflix Original historical-fiction drama which is based on The Saxon Stories, which was written by renowned author Bernard Cornwell.
The series was initially co-produced by the British broadcaster BBC and Netflix, but after the third season, the series production was completely handled by Netflix.
Netflix updated that Season 5 of The Last Kingdom is coming
Since season 4 ended, fans have been desperately waiting for season 5 and now it is official, it is coming! The cast of The Last Kingdom announced the release of Season 5 through a video on it’s official Twitter account.
Release date of The Last Kingdom season 5
Every aspect of the production with a series like The Last Kingdom is an incredibly long process, which means that we will not witness this fifth season until the end of 2021, maybe in early 2022.
Since Netflix has taken over the series from the BBC and added two extra episodes, an extra month or two between season release have been added. The span of release from second to the third season lasted a total of 18 months and between the third and fourth season, another 17 months.
Considering the pattern, the earliest possible date, 17 months from the release of season four, then the fifth season would arrive in October 2021, and as it stands but if take in account the longest time in between seasons, 18 months, would push the release date to November 2021. We can’t really comment on the release date as the filming is suspended due to Covid-19.
Expected cast of The Last Kingdom
Reportedly, following cast members will reprise their roles for the fifth season of The Last Kingdom
Emily Cox as Brida
Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred
Millie Brady as Aethelflaed
Finn Elliot as Young Uhtred
Eliza Butterworth as Aelswith
Timothy Innes as King Edward
Ruby Hartley as Stiorra
Ewan Mitchell as Osforth
Arnas Fedaravicius as Sihtric
Mark Rowley as Finan
Stefanie Martini as Eadith
Adrian Schiller as Æthelhelm the Elder
Ossian Perret as Whitgar
Jeppe Beck Laursen as Haesten
Cavan Clerkin as Father Pyrlig
However, there has been no announcement regarding the new cast members for the fifth season of The Last Kingdom but we’ll keep updating you on the latest news so stay tuned.