Will The Last Kingdom end with Season 5?
by Jaskiran Kaur | Tue, 22 Mar 2022 11:36:48 GMT
The Last Kingdom will have a sequel film released soon; Credits: Netflix

The Last Kingdom is coming to an end after 5 seasons of run-time. The good news is that the series is already filming a two-hour movie to follow up the story of the show as it comes to an end. 

The story presently has reached the crescendo of poetic justice as the misdeeds of the lead character Uhtred of Bebbanburg from the past have managed to catch up to him in the present. The mistakes now put the future of England in a compromised position. The lead character, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, is played by Alexander Dreymon

The main character is in a peculiar position as he can not be with his love, Aetheflaed, the Lady of Merica, played by Millie Brady. She has requested him to oversee the border town of Merica, and yet things turn even worse as Brida, played by Emily Cox comes knocking. 

Brida is on the journey to achieve her revenge against the enemies of the House of Wessex as they gather. Dreymon recently talked with Variety, explaining that the series is finally coming to an end and sharing what the audience can expect from the season finale. 

At the beginning of the season, Uhtred is working in a position similar to a sheriff. He overlooks over Rumcofa, a border town of Merica at the request of Aethelflaed, the Lady of Mercia. 

Back in the finale of season 4, he was in charge of keeping Aethelstan safe away from court. He is looking after him as his son and is spending time with his friends, Sihtric, played by Arnas Fedaravicius, and Finan, played by Mark Rowley.

Despite Aetheflaed having asked him to stay away so that she could become Lady of Merica, he is still yearning for the relationship. They are both not over each other and are trying to stay away from other romantic prospects. 

Explaining the relationship dynamics between Brida and Uhtred, Dreymon shared that the two have developed their connection over the years. They become lovers owing to their strong connection and are basically always together. 

However, they break apart as their relationship slowly disintegrates due to the happenings in the first season. Things turn even worse in Season 5, but Uhtred is still working to win her back.

Though there might not be much romantic connection left between the two, he cared for their bond of friendship and that they were like family. However, unfortunately for Uhtred things keep on taking darker and darker turns as misunderstandings get between the two and Brida only moves further away from him. 

They work together at times when they know what is at stake. For instance, they made sure that Ragnar, played by Tobias Santelmann, had uninterrupted access to Valhalla. However, it is only in these moments that they are together and drift apart again. 

Brida ends up filling with hatred more and more as each day passes, and by Season 5, her feelings of vengeance are oddly strong. She distrusts the men she ever let close to her, and Uhtred is the one who gets to face the worst of the blame. 

The actor appreciated Emily Cox for her acting prowess as she displayed the character of Brida in The Last Kingdom. He said that she can work with just about anything assigned to her and is always able to pull off even the most emotional of scenes. 

He also added in a few kind words for the director, Anthony Philipson, whom he said he trusted in the two episodes that he was given to helm. He hopes that the fans can see that justice has been delivered to the relationship of Uhtred and Brida. 

Dreymon himself got the honor of directing Episode 2 of season 5. He shared that he was waiting for the moment of his directorial debut for a long time and that he finally got the opportunity with season 5.

He shared that it was difficult to get behind the camera and also manage his position as the lead character of the show. He revealed that it was a pretty demanding job and that he spends 15 hours each day at work. He had excellent support from Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant as he directed a production for the first time.