The Last Kingdom, based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories, has become a beloved historical fiction series. After five seasons, fans are eagerly awaiting news about the release date for The Last Kingdom Season 6. However, it has been confirmed that there will not be a sixth season of the show. Instead, fans can look forward to a feature film titled Seven Kings Must Die, which will serve as a standalone epilogue to the series.
The decision to end The Last Kingdom with its fifth season was made early on in the show’s development. The creators had always planned for the series to follow the progression of the books, and with only nine books available at the time of filming, it was decided that the story would conclude after five seasons. Lead actor Alexander Dreymon reassured fans that the show was not canceled, but rather had reached its planned endpoint.
Seven Kings Must Die will cover the final trilogy of novels in The Saxon Stories: War of the Wolf, Sword of Kings, and War Lord. The film will continue the story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg and his quest to unite England. While the film will provide closure to the series, it can also be enjoyed as a standalone for those who have not watched the previous seasons.
Filming for Seven Kings Must Die wrapped in March 2022, and the film is expected to be released on Netflix sometime between late 2022 and 2023. The exact release date has not been confirmed. Many of the cast members from the television series will be reprising their roles in the film, providing a familiar and satisfying conclusion for fans.
While fans may be disappointed that there will not be a full sixth season of The Last Kingdom, they can still look forward to the release of Seven Kings Must Die. The film will bring the story to a satisfying close and provide an extra treat for fans of the series. Whether you’ve been following The Last Kingdom from the beginning or are new to the series, Seven Kings Must Die is sure to be a thrilling and captivating conclusion to this beloved historical fiction saga.