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Season 5 of The Last Kingdom was announced by Netflix on July 7, 2020.[1] The season premiered on March 9, 2022 and consisted of 10 episodes.[2] It roughly adapted the plots of "Warriors of the Storm" and "The Flame Bearer", the ninth and tenth novels in Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories. This is the final season.[3] However, it was announced that a follow-up movie, Seven Kings Must Die, will be released to conclude the series.[4]

Plot[]

"Episode 5.1"[]

Ill omens and border raids make Uhtred extra-vigilant at his northern outpost. King Sigtryggr is visited by his notorious brother Rognvaldr.

"Episode 5.2"[]

A betrayal at Eoferwic sends Sigtryggr in search of aid, while Uhtred begs Æthelflæd for military support she cannot give. Edward meets a new ally.

"Episode 5.3"[]

In the aftermath of the tragic battle for Eoferwic, Sigtryggr is forced to make a painful choice. Edward learns of Æthelhelm's intrigues in Mercia.

"Episode 5.4"[]

Rivals secretly advance competing successors upon the death of a Mercian ruler. Brida finds solace in the faith of her prisoner, Father Pyrlig.

"Episode 5.5"[]

Æthelhelm's subterfuge successfully foments war tensions between Edward and Sigtryggr, but his thugs make a crucial mistake in attacking a pilgrimage.

"Episode 5.6"[]

The forces of Edward and Sigtryggr march toward battle as Uhtred races to reveal the truth of Æthelhelm's scheming and avert a ruinous war.

"Episode 5.7"[]

Edward offers a role to Stiorra that would restore her to power. Æthelhelm meets with a Saxon enemy. Uhtred has a long-overdue reckoning with Brida.

"Episode 5.8"[]

Upon learning of Æthelhelm's location, Uhtred proposes an audacious attack to rescue Ælfwynn and restore his birthright -- but Edward is cautious.

"Episode 5.9"[]

Edward marches his troops north while Uhtred recruits a small force to infiltrate Bebbanburg. King Constantin arrives to meet his new bride, Ælfwynn.

"Episode 5.10"[]

Armies converge in an epic, final showdown that determines the fate of a king's dream for England -- and Uhtred's hope of securing his family's future.

Production[]

Cast Portrays Ep. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alexander Dreymon Uhtred of Bebbanburg 10
Emily Cox Brida 8
Harry Anton Bresal 7
Millie Brady Queen Æthelflæd 4
Bamshad Abedi-Amin Yahya 4
Ross Anderson Domnal 5
Eva Birthistle Hild 2
Eliza Butterworth Ælswith 10
Sonya Cassidy Eadgifu 8
Amelia Clarkson Queen Ælflæd 5
Cavan Clerkin Father Pyrlig 10
Finn Elliot Young Uhtred 7
Arnas Fedaravicius Sihtric 10
Harry Gilby Æthelstan 10
Rod Hallett King Constantin 5
Ruby Hartley Stiorra 10
Ewan Horrocks Ælfweard 9
Timothy Innes King Edward 10
Jeppe Beck Laursen Hæsten 2
Dorian Lough Burgred 2
Stefanie Martini Eadith 10
Ewan Mitchell Osferth 5
James Northcote Aldhelm 9
Ryan Quarmby Cynlaef 5
Ossian Perret Wihtgar 5
Patrick Robinson Father Benedict 7
Jaakko Ohtonen Wolland 10
Mark Rowley Finan 10
Phia Saban Ælfwynn 10
Adrian Schiller Æthelhelm the Elder 10
Eysteinn Sigurðarson Sigtryggr 7
Micki Stoltt Rognvaldr 8

Guest Starring[]

  • Andrea M. Simon as Mildritha (2/10)
  • Luke Nunn as Glaedwine (2/10)
  • Aitana Velazquez as Estrid (1/10)
  • Joshua Collins as Redwald (1/10)
  • Olly Rhodes as Osbert (1/10)

Crew[]

Deaths[]

Battles[]

(To Be Announced)

Adaptation Changes[]

(To Be Announced)

Videos[]

Gallery[]

(To Be Announced)


References[]

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