According to the press release, the third season of The Last Kingdom will launch on Netflix in the US and UK on November 19th. For those who need a refresher, The Last Kingdom is set in England roughly around 800-900 A.D. The conflict involves the Vikings, who are eager to take more ground, and the Saxons, who desire to hold the ground they have and repel the Vikings from England.
For the first time all ten episodes will premiere simultaneously on Netflix. The new season will also feature a host of new characters including Danish warrior Bloodhair (Ola Rapace ), the dangerous seer Skade (Thea Sofie Loch Næss), King Alfred’s heir, Edward (Timothy Innes), and Cnut (Magnus Bruun). You can check out the season 3 character art below.
The upcoming season will see King Alfred consider his legacy as his dream of uniting the kingdoms of England is jeopardized by incessant Danish attacks. He knows the only man with enough power to crush the uprising and secure the Wessex dynasty is the great warrior and hero, Uhtred. When their volatile relationship reaches breaking point, however, Uhtred must confront the difficult truth that if he deserts Alfred’s cause, everything he has fought for will be forever changed. You can check out the teaser trailer below.
Produced by the award-winning Carnival Films, the ten-part season is adapted by BAFTA-nominated and RTS award-winning writer Stephen Butchard, who also serves as executive producer.
The Last Kingdom Season 3 will be released at a later date across Africa, Belgium, China, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Middle East, the Netherlands, the Nordics and Poland. The series is distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal International Distribution.