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Last Kingdom Season 5 is the final installment of the historical drama and fans will be heartbroken to see the series come to an end. However, the TV adaptation of The Saxon Stories will be followed by a Netflix film, ending the story of Uhtred (played by Alexander Dreymon). The final season takes place a few years before the season four finale and Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
When is The Last Kingdom season 5 taking place?
The Last Kingdom Season 5 is comprised of 10 episodes and will include huge twists in Uhtred’s fate.
Years have passed since the Siege of Winchester and King Edward (Timothy Innes) is still determined to unite England into one kingdom.
Aethelstan (Harry Gilby) is now a teenager under the watchful eye of Uhtred and he faces enormous threats.
Meanwhile, Brida (Emily Cox) is out to get revenge on Uhtred for abandoning her when she needed him most.
The trailer shows Brida standing next to her daughter, whom she had just given birth at the end of the fourth season.
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Although it is difficult to predict her exact age, it seems that she is around 10 or 11 years old.
This means that at least a decade has passed since the siege of Winchester, when Uhtred set Brida free.
Some of the season four characters have been recast to reflect their age and the huge time jump.
Aethelstan was just a boy the previous season and he was played by Caspar Griffiths.
His half-brother, Aelfweard (Marcell Zsolt Halmy), is now played by Ewan Horrocks for the final season.
In the trailer, Uhtred is heard declaring how Brida comes to get her bloodline.
His son Young Uhtred (Finn Elliot) walks towards his father with blood between his legs.
In the books, Brida castrates Young Uhtred and it appears she performs the show’s gruesome act.
Her other child, Stiorra (Ruby Hartley) is gone to join Viking warlord Sigtryggr (Eysteinn Sigurðarson) and the final season ends.
Hartley explained how his character developed for the latest outing.
She said: “At the end of season four, she’s gaining more and more confidence, she’s standing up to Uhtred.
“She gets what she wants, and she can go with Sigtryggr and then I think this season she’s really, really sure of who she is in herself now.
“I think where we find her at the start of the season, she just gained confidence and then obviously things go a bit south.
“But even when that happens, even if she goes off the rails slightly, she still stays true to herself and what she thinks is right and she’s never afraid to say it.”
Season 5 of The Last Kingdom premieres on Netflix on March 9.