Netflix will be shutting down The Last Kingdom television series based on Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling The Saxon Stories.
UK film, television and theater production company Carnival Films has confirmed that season 5 of The Last Kingdom will be the last, ending a historic drama that started on the BBC six years ago now. Filming for the series is underway in Hungary with ten episodes focusing on the latest adventures of Uhtred de Bebbanburg, a warrior born Saxon but raised as a Danish. Charged with training King Edward’s eldest son Aethelstan as a warrior, Uhtred’s ambition will have an even higher purpose. But to fulfill this destiny, he will have to face his greatest enemy and suffer his greatest loss.
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This final season is based on the ninth and tenth volumes of Bernard Cornwell’s 13-part literary saga. Producer Nigel Marchant said: “With such a loyal fan base, we’re excited to give viewers a chance to follow Uhtred on the next stage of his epic quest, where not everyone survives.“. Alexander Dreymon, actor and now director, added: “Playing Uhtred for five seasons has been a wonderful journey.”
The cast of season 5 of The Last Kingdom
Patrick Robinson (Sitting in Limbo) who takes on the role of Father Benedict, a holy man with a troubled past; Sonya Cassidy (Humans) who plays Eadgifu, an intelligent and open-hearted Saxon who arrives in Winchester and Harry Gilby (Tolkien) as Aethelstan, a young man Uhtred trained to follow in his footsteps, join the main cast of the series (Emily Cox, Eliza Butterworth, Eva Birthistle, Mark Rowley, Cavan Clerkin, Arnas Fedaravicius, Jeppe Beck Laursen, Millie Brady, James Northcote, Ewan Mitchell, Simon Stenspil, Timothy Innes, Adrian Schiller, Richard Dillane, Finn Elliot, Ruby Hartley , Dorian Lough, Stefanie Martini, Steffan Rhodri, Eysteinn Sigurdarson and Amelia Clarkson.)
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