The fifth and final season of the Netflix historical drama “The Last Kingdom”, which is expected in 2022, will be followed by a two-hour feature film entitled “Seven Kings Must Die”. The film will be shown on Netflix.
The news was announced by Alexander Dreymon, who plays the leading role of Uhtred, at the London Comic Con on Sunday.
Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell, filming of “Seven Kings Must Die” will begin in Budapest in early 2022, with Draymon reprise his role. Many of the characters in the series will return, alongside several new faces.
The film will be written by Martha Hillier, produced by Nigel Marchant, Gareth Neame and Mat Chaplin and directed by Ed Bazalgette. Dreymon and Hillier will be executive producers. It will be produced by Carnival Films, which is owned by NBCUniversal International Studios, part of the Universal Studio Group. It will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
Carnival Films producer Nigel Marchant said: “We could not be more excited to continue ‘The Last Kingdom’ with a feature film. Although the fifth season completes the series, there was always one more story we wanted to tell. “With the great support of Netflix and the constant appetite of fans to see more, we just could not resist one last trip with Uhtred.”
Dreymon said: “It was such a privilege to tell the story of Uhtred for five seasons. I am so grateful to our fans. They remained incredibly loyal to “The Last Kingdom” and thanks to their support, the TLK team is coming together for another round. It will be an epic end to a wonderful journey. ”
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