Despite the end of the TV series, a movie The Last Kingdom is announced by Netflix.
Filming for the feature film Seven Kings Must Die , directed by Edward Bazalgette and scripted by Martha Hillier, will begin early next year in Budapest, shortly before the final ten-episode season airs on the Netflix streaming platform. . German actor Alexander Dreymon resume its leading role and will be joined by many actors in the series The Last Kingdom based on the historical novels of Bernard Cornwell, as well as new faces.
Alexander Dreymon, who plays Bebbanburg’s protagonist Uhtred, in addition to being executive producer of the historic Netflix series, says: “ It has been such a privilege to tell the story of Uhtred for five seasons. I am very grateful to our fans. They have been immensely loyal to The Last Kingdom and with their support the team is reuniting for a new round ”. Producer Nigel Marchant adds: “ We are delighted to continue The Last Kingdom story with a feature film. Although Season 5 completely wraps up the TV series, there was still more to be said. With the brilliant support of Netflix and the continued appetite of fans to see more, we just couldn’t resist one last trip with Uhtred… ”
Seven Kings Must Die, the end of The Last Kingdom after five seasons
Lasting two hours, Seven Kings Must Die will probably air in 2023 while season 5 of The Last Kingdom is expected in 2022. For the record, the series covers a period of approximately 45 years of history from 866, after the arrival of the Great Pagan Army in Britain, focusing on the resistance of the Kingdom of Wessex to the ongoing Viking incursions into southern England.