Netflix has announced The Last Kingdom will continue its reign with a fourth season.
Based on Bernard Cornwell’s novel series The Saxon Stories, the historical drama follows Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Alexander Dreymon), the son of a 9th Century Saxon nobleman who was captured by the Danes and raised as their own. Many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the command of King Alfred. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are continuously tested.
The main protagonist, although fictional, his birthplace and enemies who contest him; Ubba (Ubbe Lothbrok) and Guthrum are real historical figures.
The cast also includes David Dawson, Emily Cox, Ian Hart, Tobias Santelmann, Thure Lindhardt, Millie Brady, Alexandre Willaume, Julia Bache-Wiig, Joseph Millson, and Peter McDonald.
The premiere date has not yet been announced.
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