The Last Kingdom ended its run on Netflix in March 2022 after five seasons. Although the end of Uhtred’s story was a bummer, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
Prior to the final season premiere, Netflix confirmed the story would continue in a movie, also known as Seven Kings Must Die, that would wrap up more storylines and tell a new story about these characters. Five seasons and a movie!
Well, we finally have more information to share with readers about The Last Kingdom movie, so let’s get into it!
The Seven Kings Must Die release date
On Twitter, Netflix confirmed the Seven Kings Must Die release date is scheduled for April 14, 2023.
So, about one year has passed since the end of The Last Kingdom, and we’re already getting the movie! That’s great news. Sometimes, these things can be dragged out, but that’s not happening with The Seven Kings Must Die.
Will Uhtred be in Seven Kings Must Die?
Uh, yeah! How could they do this movie without Uhtred? He’s the thread that connects the fabrics of all these stories. Alexander Dreymon will play Uhtred in the
Seven Kings Must Die cast
We don’t know the full cast of The Seven Kings Must Die yet. That information will likely be revealed as we get closer to the movie. We do know a bunch of the cast, thanks to Netflix. There appears to be a fair number of Last Kingdom stars returning to the movie.
- Alexander Dreymon
- Mark Rowley
- Arnas Fedaravicius
- Tom Christian
- James Northcote
- Rod Hallet
- Harry Gilby
- Ross Anderson
- Ingrid García-Jonsson
- Ewan Horrocks
- Zak Sutcliffe
- Nick Wittman
- Alexandra Tóth
- Laurie Davidson
- Elaine Cassidy
We’ll share the rest of the cast for Seven Kings Must Die as we find out!
What is Seven Kings Must Die about?
Seven King Must Die takes place after the events of The Last Kingdom season 5, and it continues Uhtred’s story. I think that’s the most exciting thing for fans. Everybody loves Uhtred and Alexander Dreymon, so it’s great to see more of his story.
We shared the official synopsis for the series, via Netflix:
"For a century war has raged through the land between its inhabitants and the Danish invaders. But now a peace has settled with the country nearly united – only Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg, ruling over Northumbria, is yet to pledge his land to the throne. But when King Edward dies the peace is threatened as his two potential heirs, Aethelstan and Aelfweard, battle to claim the crown. When Uhtred hears that Aethelstan – once his ward and protégé ‐ is to fight, he rides to help him secure victory, but the young prince has fallen under a dark influence and is not the same boy Uhtred once knew. And when Aethelstan’s actions threatens the life Uhtred has known, Uhtred must decide where his loyalties lie – with the king, or with his homeland.Meanwhile, a new threat has reached these shores – the Danish Warrior‐King Anlaf has arrived, hoping to wreak chaos and use the discord for his own ends. As Aethelstan’s actions make enemies across the British Isles, Anlaf brings the king’s enemies together in a great alliance that threatens the vision of uniting England. And when the alliance comes seeking Uhtred’s help in their plans, Uhtred faces a choice between those he cares for most, and the dream of a united kingdom."
Seven Kings Must Die first look
In addition to revealing the release date for the film, Netflix also shared the first look at Seven Kings Must Die.
Seven Kings Must Die trailer
Netflix also shared the official trailer for Seven Kings Must Die. It looks awesome!
Seven Kings Must Die poster
Netflix also shared the poster for Seven Kings Must Die!
Is The Last Kingdom season 6 happening?
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there are any plans to continue with The Last Kingdom season 6. Seven Kings Must Die will likely be the final part of this story.
There’s a chance, obviously, that Netflix could get the cast and crew back on the hook for more seasons or stories in the future, but it seems like this is really the end of the run for The Last Kingdom. And, how great a run it was!
The Last Kingdom is on the list of the best Netflix shows to watch right now.