The Last Kingdom Season 5: What are the chances of a new season?

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The fourth season has just released, and fans are already eager to know about the fifth season. Here’s all the detail about The Last Kingdom Season 5.

This historical fiction series is based on The Saxon Stories novel series by Bernard Cornwell and the 4th season released on 26th April 2024 on Netflix.

Set in the late 9th Century, the series revolves around Uhtred of Bebbaburg. The 4th season arrived after a long wait of more than a year. With the excellent storyline, no wonder everyone’s so eager for Last Kingdom Season 5!

The Last Kingdom season 4

The story is set in the year 872. Danes have invaded almost all of England. The main character is re-baptized as Uhtred, who loses many of his family members in the battle against the Danes. In reality, Uhtred was born as a Saxon nobleman but was captured by the Danes. They raised him to be one of them.

A scene from The Last Kingdom Season 4
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So, he goes through some tough tests of loyalty. Hence, he is put in a position to choose between his country of birth and the people among whom he grew up.

What will he choose to do? What will be his chosen identity, Dane or Saxon? Let’s see if The Last Kingdom Season 5 reveals what he chooses.


Here’s a list of the cast of the fourth season. Each new season brings the entry of some new characters and the exit of some existing ones as per the requirement of the script. But, we can at least have a blur idea of who can appear in The Last Kingdom Season 5 from the below list.

  • Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred
  • Ian Hart as Beocca
  • Emily Cox as Brida
  • Millie Brady as Aethelflaed
  • Timothy Innes plays King Edward
  • Magnus Brunn as Cnut
  • Eliza Butterworth as Aelswith

The recurring cast includes-

  • Mark Rowley as Finan
  • Toby Regbo as Aethelred
  • Ewan Mitchell as Osferth
  • Jeppe Beck Laursen as Haesten.
  • Stefanie Martini as Eadisth
  • Jamie Blackley as Eardwulf


The Last Kingdom Season 5 Release Date-

If the makers decide to go for the 5th season, we can expect it to be out around April 2024. Though it is too soon to expect an announcement about the renewal, we’ve no choice but to wait.

As per reports, Netflix may announce a new season around September this year.


Season 5 expected plot

So far, no one can guess what the makers will decide to do with the storyline ahead. The novel series on which The Last Kingdom is based consists of 12 parts. Hence, there are a lot many tales to tell out of them. Let’s see which tale the makers choose for The Last Kingdom Season 5.

However, the biggest question that was left unanswered at the end of the fourth season is about Aelswith’s survival. Will she manage to survive the poisoning which was done by Aethelehlm?