Shield walls in the ready! Netflix’s historical drama The Last Kingdom, according to Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories book series, was renewed for a fourth year.
Here is everything you want to know about The Last Kingdom series four — from the likely launch date, cast, plot info and latest information on the series…
The renewal of the show was first announced in December 2018 through the official Twitter page of The Kingdom.
In April 2019, Netflix verified that filming had started on the 10 new episodes — and in July 2019, the series’s Instagram page invited fans to”join Uhtred next year on Netflix since the conflict continues” — so it appears that season four will arrive at 2020.
However, at this point, there are no more specific details on when this might be…
What will happen in season 4 – and who is in the cast?
The Pagan Lord, printed in 2013 and the next book to be accommodated for the show, jumps forward a decade — which, if Netflix adheres to the timeline, will mean a fresh batch of young actors, such as Uhtred’s children by Gisela, who at the novels are all grown up.
Alexander Dreymon is set to return as Uhtred of Bebbanburg (looking perhaps a little greyer), and, together with all the alliances between the kingdoms fractured, he considers the timing is right to challenge his uncle Aelfric, played by Joseph Millson.
With them will probably be many of the returning cast, including Ian Hart (Father Beocca), Toby Regbo (Aethelred), Emily Cox (Brida), Timothy Innes (Kind Edward), Eliza Butterworth (Aelswith), Mark Rowley (Finan), Millie Brady (Aethelflaed), Magnus Bruun (Cnut) and Jeppe Beck Laursen (Haesten).
Netflix has also confirmed that Prime Suspect 1973 celebrity Stefanie Martini will join the cast as Eadith, “Aethelred’s new love conquest”.
Jamie Blackley (The Halcyon, Should I Stay) will join the cast as Aethelred’s brand new right-hand guy Eardwulf.