The Last Kingdom is based on a historical fiction book named “The Saxon Stories”. It was written by Bernard Cornwell who is a British novelist. Talking of the previous four seasons of the last kingdom then they have burned all the source material at a high rate, which adapted at least two books for every season.
Until the end of season four, the series on Netflix came to the same part as of the finale of Saxon stories eighth installment. But don’t worry as Cornwell is a good workhorse. So even if the directors keep on making the show on the current pace they will still have at least two or three more seasons’ material to make and work on!
Cornwell once said that he wants a battle of Brunanburgh for the end of this series. For the Danish of England, This battle is said to be the marking of their end of the occupation. From season 4 starts, it points towards that the series is going to head towards the same direction as the book.
But still, there is a long way for the character Uhtred to go.
The release date for the last kingdom-
Till now Netflix has not ordered any other serving for the last kingdom but the series has become soo famous that there are chances for the ordering of season five.
The ending of season four is hard to bring any closure to the series. If one notices then he/she will be able to figure out that all the facts in the seasons are pointing towards the need of Uhtred to ride instead of the Saxons for at least one more time.
Expected plot for the Season 5 of the last kingdom-
Till now the series has been drifted from the source material. There are many changes done in the events and also in the characters. So it is very difficult to guess for the story of the fifth season. But still, the story has chances to be taken from the tenth novel of Cornwell’s series.