Netflix’s adopted historical fiction TV series The Last Kingdom has been renewed for its fourth season. The historical drama is based on The Saxon Stories novel series by author Bernard Cornwell.
The Last Kingdom‘s official Twitter page announced the release of the fourth season in December 2018. Netflix confirmed the commencement of season four’s shooting in April 2019. The show is supposed to have ten episodes. In July 2019 the show’s official Instagram posted a video of the cast members teasing the audience. The show is probably going to arrive somewhere in 2020.
What happens in The Last Kingdom?
The Last Kingdom follows the novel series The Saxon Stories with each season portraying two books. It is set in the ninth century AD and is centered around Uhtred son of Uhtred who was captured by Danes and brought up as their own.
Uhtred is later deceived and the Danes suppose that he killed the Danish warlord Ragnar the Elder, Uhtred’s adoptive father. Uhtred then voyages to Wessex which is not under the Danish control. He then assists King Alfred of Wessex in delving knowledge about the Danes’ tactics and strategies.
The next book in the series to be adapted The Pagan Lord is based ten years after the events of the last book. This can suggest new characters and actors, possibly fresh faces for young roles, especially Uhtred’s children who have all grown up in the novel series.
Cast and characters
Alexander Dreymon will reprise his role as Uhtred of Bebbanburg (maybe with a little bit of makeup to make him look older). He might also strike his uncle Aelfric who is played by Joseph Milson in the midst of uncertain political alliances between the kingdoms.
Along with them the rest of the cast includes Ian Hart (Father Beocca), Toby Regbo (Aethelred), Emily Cox (Brida), Timothy Innes (Edward), Eliza Butterworth (Aelswith), Mark Rowley (Finan), Millie Brady (Aethelflaed), Magnus Bruun (Cnut), Jeppe Beck Laursen (Haesten), Jamie Blackley (Eardwulf), and Stefanie Martini (Eadith).