Shortly after the fifth season aired in March 2022, fans began to wonder about the future of season 6 of The Last Kingdom. Will it return? Well, we have bittersweet news for fans of the series, and it looks like things aren’t going the way the fans wanted. The fifth season ended on a pleasant note where Uhtred managed to create peace among the people. But does it also stay intact longer? Let’s see!
Based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories, The Last Kingdom follows the establishment of Danish rule in East Anglia and Jorvik. However, the Kingdom of Wessex is largely against it. His father and his eldest brother Uhtred were killed in battle against the Danes. Only his stepmother and uncle survived. So Uhtred and a girl named Brida were trained together. Ragnar adopted Uhtred and in time he became a prominent member of the Raganr clan.
The Last Kingdom Season 6: Renewal Status!
Unfortunately, fans will be disappointed to learn that season 6 of The Last Kingdom will not take place. Back at MCM London Comic Con, Alexander Dreymon stated that there were ten books by Bernard Cornwell when they started the show. So they structured the show to run until the fifth season, and they were all willing to close it with the fifth run.
Well, fans will be surprised to learn that the show was destined to run for just five seasons. Executive producer Nigel Marchant revealed that the fifth season felt like the end of the series, so they didn’t want to expand it with The Last Kingdom season 6.
It’s not the end!
Even though the show ended with its fifth run, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s story. Shortly after it was revealed that its fifth run will be its final season, the giant streaming platform announced that The Last Kingdom would be returning with a standalone movie that will explore three books of the saga titled Seven Kings Must Die. Nigel stated that the film seemed like a perfect ending to the story. It will give the fans of the series an extra treat.
Netflix picked up the show after BBC canceled the show after two seasons. Now the streaming platform has high hopes for the show. So after the show’s conclusion with the fifth season, the streaming platform soon decided to return with a movie to conclude the Uhtred Of Bebbanburg storyline. British director Ed Bazalgette will direct the film. He also directed the third and fourth seasons and was also the executive producer of the series. So he is no stranger to the show.
What is Seven Kings Must Die plot?
The streaming platform has yet to reveal the film’s synopsis. But we can expect the story to pick up where the fifth season left off. Saxon-Dane promised to stay out of the war between King Edward of Wessex and King Constantin of Alba. But an independent Bebbanburg will cause trouble in the dream of uniting England. So that means another Wessex king will betray Uhtred. But Uhtred will work to reunite England and shape its future.
Who will return in Seven Kings Must Die?
In a press release, the EP revealed that Alexander Dreymon would return as Uhtred. Along with him, Finn Elliot as Young Uhtred, Ruby Hatley as Stiorra and Olly Rhodes as Osbert. Timothy Innes as King Edward joins Rob Hallett as King Constantin with Sonya Cassidy as Eadgifu. Harry Gilby as Aethelstan returns with Ewan Horrocks as Aelfweard with Mark Rowley as Finan and Arnas Fedaravicius. Cavan Clerkin as Father Pyrling joins Eliza Butterworth as Aelswith and Phia Saban as Aelfwynn. Other recurring casts include Stefanie Martini as Lady Eadith, Eva Birthistle as Abdis Hild, Patrick Robinson as Father Benedict and Ryan Quarmby as Cynlaef.
Is Seven Kings Must Die currently in production?
At the time of writing, the production of Seven Kings Must Die has already been completed. Last Kingdom’s official Twitter account confirmed in January 2022 that shooting of the standalone film was underway in Hungary. It only took three months to complete production. The film is currently in post-production. It will take some time to complete.
Seven Kings Must Die: Release Date
As of now, the streaming platform has not revealed the official release date of Seven Kings Must Die. Production has already been completed, so it doesn’t look like the post-production work will take more time. So we can expect Seven Kings Must Die to air sometime in the fall of 2022 or early 2023. Stay tuned. TechRadar247 keeps you informed.