The Last Kingdom season 5 release date, cast, synopsis, trailer, and more

The Last Kingdom Season 4 -- Courtesy of Netflix
The Last Kingdom Season 4 -- Courtesy of Netflix /
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After months of waiting and waiting, we finally have some news about The Last Kingdom season 5 to share with fans of the hit Netflix original series. It’s not all good news.

The Last Kingdom season 4 was a massive hit when the season was added to Netflix in April 2020. Now, fans are desperately waiting for The Last Kingdom season 5 to drop.

The Last Kingdom season 5 is officially happening at Netflix, obviously, but here comes the bad news! The Last Kingdom season 5 is also the final season of the series.

Production on The Last Kingdom season 5 wrapped in June 2021.

The Last Kingdom season 5 release date

While we were originally hoping The Last Kingdom season 5 would come out sometime in 2021, that wasn’t the case. The good news is, however, it’s right around the corner! Netflix confirmed the final season will premiere on March 9, 2022. Mark your calendars, because that’s only weeks away.

The Last Kingdom season 5 cast

Here’s who we expect will be back in major roles in The Last Kingdom season 5:

  • Alexander Dreymon
  • Emily Cox
  • Eliza Butterworth
  • Millie Brady
  • Timothy Innes
  • Jeppe Beck Laurson
  • Arnas Fedaravicius
  • Ewen Mitchell
  • James Northcote
  • Eysteinn Sigurðarson
  • Cavan Clerkin
  • Adrian Schiller
  • Mark Rowley
  • Ruby Hartley
  • Stefanie Martini
  • Finn Elliott

What’s on Netflix is reporting that Ewan Horrocks, Ryan Quarmby, Phia Saban and Harry Gilby have joined the cast of season 5, as well.

The Last Kingdom season 5 synopsis

Netflix has shared the synopsis for the final season, which you can read here:

"Years have passed since the events of the last season, and King Edward is still forging ahead with his ambitions to unite the Saxon Kingdoms to [fulfill] his late father’s dream. Although a long-standing peace between Danes and Saxons now exists, that harmony is under threat. Not only by a new Danish invasion but a Saxon rebellion. Uhtred has been entrusted with protecting Edward’s illegitimate son, the future King of England, Aethelstan. But the treacherous Lord Aethelhelm has ambitions for his grandson Aelfweard, Edward’s other son, to rule.We follow Uhtred as he faces his greatest enemies, and suffers immeasurable loss, on his quest towards fulfilling his destiny. Meanwhile, Edward treads a fine line between peace-keeper and authoritarian as he battles to bring together the fractured Kingdoms of the land. In a surprising twist of fate, Uhtred discovers that the quest to unite England may well be linked to his own personal destiny."

After the events of season 4, Brida wants revenge on Uhtred, and it seems she will stop at nothing to accomplish that. Along with that, Uhtred has seen his daughter leave for Eoferwic with Sigtryggr. We know that storyline will continue in season 5. And, we saw Uhtred lose out on love this season as he was, basically, betrayed by Aethelflaed. Will they rekindle their love down the line, or is this the end?

With Aethelflaed and Edward controlling Mercia and Wessex, there’s the foundation for a strong alliance in season 5. How long that will last, we can’t say. And, don’t forget about Aethelhelm. He is the biggest threat to Edward’s reign at the moment.

The Last Kingdom season 5 trailer

The trailer for the final season of The Last Kingdom came out in early February, and it looks absolutely epic! Watch it here:

That’s all for now! Check out back later for more news about The Last Kingdom season 5!

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FanSided Entertainment Staff contributed to this report.