‘The Last Kingdom’ return date confirmed: When does Season 4 start?

Netflix has revealed when the new season of The Last Kingdom begins!

The epic historical drama series is set in the late 9th century AD, when England is divided into seven separate kingdoms.

Season 4 is adapting the seventh and eighth novels in English author Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories series.

Ten brand new episodes began filming in April 2019 in Budapest, Hungary and production wrapped last October.

Returning cast members will include Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred, Ian Hart as Father Beocca, Toby Regbo as Aethelred, Emily Cox as Brida, Timothy Innes as King Edward, Eliza Butterworth as Aelswith, Mark Rowley as Finan, Millie Brady as Aethelflaed, Magnus Bruun as Cnut, and Jeppe Beck Laursen as Haesten.

Joining the cast in Season 4 are Stefanie Martini (Doctor Thorne) as Eadith, Aethelred’s new love interest, and Jamie Blackley (The Halcyon) as Aethelred’s new right-hand man, Eardwulf.

The fourth season of The Last Kingdom will be available to watch around the world exclusively on Netflix from Sunday 26th April.

The official synopsis reads: “After the death of Alfred, the alliances between the kingdoms are fractured. The new King, Edward, is intent on isolating Wessex and strengthening his reinforcements against possible Dane incursions, while Lord Aethelred of Mercia makes ambitious plans to establish himself as a rival to Wessex.

“When Northumbria also faces hostility, Uhtred believes the timing is right to challenge his uncle Aelfric to take back his ancestral home, Bebbanburg. But fate shifts in a different direction; news comes that Mercia is in turmoil, and Uhtred’s affection for Aethelflaed drives him back into the politics that threaten to break out into war.

“And just as it seems peace can be found between the Saxons, a new and unprecedented Dane enemy takes them by surprise. Uhtred begins to realise that his destiny is tied to Alfred’s dream and he becomes determined to resolve Saxon struggles before the possibility of England slips from their grasp forever.”

The Last Kingdom is available on DVD on Amazon.