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The Last Kingdom, first released in 2015, is a gripping historical drama which follows the the conflict between the Saxons and Danes in 9th-and 10th-century England. The dramatic season 5 has recently being released on Netflix, and fans are eager to know whether or not the show will continue for another season.
The Last Kingdom is a highly-rated adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s book series, The Saxon Stories. The show follows Cornwell’s literature closely in telling viewers the great history of King Alfred the Great.
For any fans of the fantasy genre, this show is a must watch. It combines the historical facts of the struggle between the Saxons and the Danes back when England was not just a single nation but instead many separate kingdoms, with similar action scenes, blood, guts and gore that have become associated with other shows such as the award-winning Game of Thrones.
But after a total of 46 episodes, the show appears to be over. But eager eyed fans will realise that the end of season 5 doesn’t correlate with the last of Conrnwell’s books.
The Last Kingdom is the first book in the epic 13 book series, The Saxon Stories, but so far the show only covers the first 10 books.
This is because at the time of the initial premier in 2015, Bernard Cornwell had only written 9 books in the series. So as far as the show producers were concerned, the series would only ever last for 5 seasons.
Therefore, as I'm sure you want to know, how will the show continue to tell the story of the last 3 novels?
After much speculation about how the show will conclude Cornwell’s story, it has been confirmed that there will not be another season of The Last Kingdom.
However, don't worry because instead of a new season, a feature film will be released to cover the last three of Cornwell’s books, hopefully tying up all the loose ends season 5 left us with.
Netflix announced that the two hour long film has been titled Seven Kings Must Die and has been described as a “standalone” epilogue to the programme.
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