‘The Last Kingdom’ first look: New pics and story hints for Season 4

We have a sneak peek at the new season of The Last Kingdom!

Set in the late 9th century AD, when England is divided into seven separate kingdoms, the epic historical drama series is based on the Saxon Stories novels by English author Bernard Cornwell.

Having originated on BBC Two in the UK and on BBC America in the USA, a third season of The Last Kingdom debuted exclusively on Netflix in November 2018.

Earlier this year, star Alexander Dreymon (who plays Uhtred of Bebbanburg) posted a funny clip online confirming the show’s renewal for a fourth season.

Filming began in Budapest, Hungary in April and the cast celebrated with this video:

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.

Several official new photos have now been released.

Joining the show this season 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.

Season 4 is expected to premiere on Netflix later this year.

The official synopsis reads: “After the death of Alfred, the alliances between the kingdoms are fractured. Uhtred believes the timing is right to challenge his uncle Aelfric, played by Joseph Millson (Casino Royale), and take back his ancestral home, Bebbanburg.

“However fate shifts in a different direction, leading Uhtred to realise that his destiny is tied to Alfred’s dream of a united land. This, and Uhtred’s feelings for Aethelflaed, drive him back into the politics that threaten to break out into war.”

Season 1 is available on DVD on Amazon.