'The Last Kingdom' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix historical drama

'The Last Kingdom' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix historical drama
Alexander Dreymon in The Last Kingdom (IMDb)

'The Last Kingdom' brings Uhtred of Bebbanburg as he pursues his ambitions as a warlord. The historical drama is set in 9th-century England, where Christian Saxon territories have been overwhelmed by pagan Viking invaders – except one, King Alfred's Wessex. Combining real history with fiction, the series has gained a loyal fan following based on its gory battle sequences and its depiction of modern-day England's historical beginnings.

Release date

The 10 episode series will premiere on April 26, 2020


Based on Bernard Cornwell's 'The Saxon Stories' series of novels, the main action of the show revolves around Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The main tension of the series is derived from Uhtred being continually being forced to choose between his Saxon ancestry and his upbringing among the Danish Vikings. Over the last three seasons, we have seen Uhtred rise from being a pariah heathen in King Alfred's devout Christian court to becoming a powerful warlord as King Alfred struggles to unite the British kingdoms.


Season 4 takes off where Season 3 ended with Alfred's death and his young son Edward being newly anointed as King of Wessex. In this season, Uhtred will fight some more battles but it will be more personal since he will be taking on his duplicitous uncle Aelfric.


Alexander Dreymon in The Last Kingdom (IMDb)

Alexander Dreymon is set to return as Uhtred of Bebbanburg. His uncle Aelfric, played by Joseph Millson.

Cavan Clerkin, Magnus Samuelsson, Toby Regbo, James Northcote, Alexander Dreymon, and Mark Rowley in The Last Kingdom (IMDb)

As he prepares to launch his assault to reclaim his lands, he will be joined by his followers and friends, Toby Regbo (Aethelred), Emily Cox (Brida),  Father Pyrlig (Cavan Clerkin), Mark Rowley (Finan), James Northcote (Aldhelm) and others. Returning cast members also include Eliza Butterworth (Aelswith, the wife of King Alfred), Millie Brady (Aethelflaed), Magnus Bruun (Cnut) and Jeppe Beck Laursen (Haesten). 



Bernard Cornwell is responsible for the television adaptation as well. Although the show originated on BBC America, since series three, it has been made solely for Netflix by Carnival Films, who are also the producers of 'Downton Abbey'.


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Where to watch

Catch Season 4 of 'The Last Kingdom' on April 26, 2020, on Netflix.

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