The Last Kingdom has left a mark on its viewers who are desperate to see the storyline continue in The Last Kingdom season 6. With the release of Season 5 in March, speculations about the series being renewed are on the rise.
The Last Kingdom was very well received by the audience. The historic series is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories. The general theme explores the dramatic history fueled with drama and action like none other. The initial two seasons aired on BBC Two but streaming rights were taken by Netflix thereon.
Fans are now fearing that Netflix has cancelled the show even though three leftover novels have not been adapted. But is this true? Keep on reading to know more about the possibility of The Last Kingdom Season 6!
The Last Kingdom Season 6 Release Date
There isn’t much reassurance for fans pinning their hopes for the Last Kingdom Season 6. An announcement on 30th April, 2021 had confirmed that The Last Kingdom will conclude with its fifth season. We cannot entirely butcher our hopes since there is more story to tell. However, the likelihood of The Last Kingdom Season 6 seems dim.
The ambiguity surrounding the Last Kingdom’s season 6 has made fans question if Netflix cancelled the Last Kingdom series.
Amidst the hopelessness, actor Alexander Dreymon clarified that five seasons was in fact the original plan. In his statement, he mentions that initially when The Last Kingdom’s first season was in works only 10 novels of the Saxon Stories were released. From the beginning, the team had planned the Last Kingdom would conclude with the fifth season. This makes us think that there will be no The Last Kingdom season 6 release date.
The Last Kingdom Movie Sequel
For the fans who haven’t had enough of the Last Kingdom, there’s some good news. Despite no renewal of the series, a standalone sequel film ‘Seven Kings must Die’ is in the works. The essence of the original characters makes it the perfect watch for The Last Kingdom fans. However, the production team is not just targeting previous viewers. Seven Kings Must Die can be watched on its own even if you haven’t watched the Last Kingdom series. There is great potential for the film judging by the series’ enormous fanbase.
If miraculously Season 6 is announced, fans will still have to wait a couple of years to see its release.
Cast of the Last Kingdom’s movie epilogue
Most of the Last Kingdom cast members will be seen in the sequel film. Seven Kings must die will showcase the story of the leftover three novels. Nigel Marchant, the executive producer, was quick to remark that the storyline will not be very detailed. Since the epilogue is more of a standalone, it makes sense that not every aspect of the novel will make it to the sequel.
Possible cast of The Last Kingdom Season 6
Since there is no confirmation of Season 6, it is hard to say which characters will make a comeback. The Last Kingdom Season 6 could start off with a fresh storyline or continue forward from season 5.
In any case, main characters include Uhtred, Aelswith, Sihtric, Aldhelm. And they will definitely make a comeback in season 6 no matter what the story is.
The Last Kingdom Season 6 plot
The Last Kingdom is essentially the story of Uhtred whose identity crisis became his greatest struggle. As he moves through his life, the urge of claiming his ancestral birthright gets stronger. In the last season, Uhtred successfully claims ownership of Bebbanburg and earns the title of Lord of Northumbria.
However, the story doesn’t end there. More twists unfold about King Edward’s intentions and the third child of Uhtred. Ending the story here seems anticlimactic. Nevertheless, King Uhtred’s rise to power will not be complete without some bitter elements.
It might not be announced. However, more of the coming story will be seen in the sequel film ‘Seven Kings must die’.
Is there a trailer for The Last Kingdom Season 6?
Unfortunately, there is no trailer available for season 6. Hoping for a trailer seems far fetched after all it has been officially announced that the series has been cancelled. For now fans can enjoy the treat of a sequel film featuring their beloved characters.
Stay tuned to know more about The Last Kingdom season 6!