April 30, 2021

It is being reported that The Last Kingdom will be coming to an end on Netflix after its upcoming fifth season. The British drama was renewed for its now-final run last summer, with filming having just begun on its final 10 episodes.

Adapted from Bernard Cornwell's book series "The Saxon Stories", the show retells the history of King Alfred the Great and his desire to unite several kingdoms into what is now known as England. Young warrior Uhtred is on a mission to reclaim his birthright. Kidnapped by Norsemen and raised as one of their own, he is forced to choose between his ancestral kingdom and the people of his upbringing.

Season 5 of The Last Kingdom will use "The Warriors of the Storm" and "The Flame Bearer" novels as its source material. No timeframe for a return has been announced.