The series is based on “The Saxon Stories” novels from Bernard Cornwell and centers on the adventures of Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a warrior born a Saxon but raised as a Dane, in ninth and tenth century England.
The fifth season will see more focus on books nine and ten, where Uhtred realizing his destiny is more than just Bebbanburg: it is tied to the future of England itself.
Charged with training King Edward’s first-born son Aethelstan as a warrior, Uhtred’s ambition will have an even higher purpose. But to achieve this destiny, Uhtred will have to face down his greatest enemy and suffer his greatest loss.
The Last Kingdom stars Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Emily Cox, Ian Hart, Toby Regbo, Finn Elliot, and many others.
You can stream the first fourth seasons on Netflix now.
If you missed it, Netflix just renewed this other show for a final season. See which one it was here…