‘The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die’ reveals ‘glorious’ new trailer

Netflix has unveiled the trailer for the upcoming The Last Kingdom movie!

Based on the Saxon Stories novels by Bernard Cornwell, The Last Kingdom began its life on BBC Two and BBC America in 2015, before transferring to Netflix with its third season.

The epic historical saga came to an end with its fifth season last March, but the blow was softened slightly with the news that a movie would follow the series.

Following the recent release date announcement for Seven Kings Must Die, we’ve not got our first look at footage from the film.

Watch the trailer here:

The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die premieres exclusively on Netflix on Friday 14th April.

Fans were impressed with the trailer if the comments on YouTube are anything to go by.

“On one hand, I’m baffled that this excellent show is so underrated. On the other, I feel like I’m part of a secret society that is privileged to enjoy this show. The movie looks every bit as epic. What a glorious treat,” wrote indigokiller.

Nick Fletcher said: “I can’t express how excited I am for this. The Last Kingdom is my favourite show on Netflix. It’ll be sad to see it finally end, but its been one hell of a ride.”

“I was so disappointed when The Last Kingdom ended, but I am so excited they are producing this! It’ll be emotional for sure,” shared StormCrow Alpha.

Jácinta Bodnárová summed up how most viewers are feeling, saying: “I feel so conflicted about this. I am very excited to watch it, but at the same time I hate to see it end.”

Uhtred actor Alexander Dreymon recently thanked the show’s fans for their support over the years, commenting: “It has been such an honour to be part of telling this story for all these years.”

He said: “You are the reason we’ve reached this point and got to bring our saga to the end. This, as it always has been, is for you.”

The official synopsis reads: “For a century war has raged through the land between its inhabitants and the Danish invaders.

“But now a peace has settled with the country nearly united – only Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg, ruling over Northumbria, is yet to pledge his land to the throne. But when King Edward dies the peace is threatened as his two potential heirs, Aethelstan and Aelfweard, battle to claim the crown.

“When Uhtred hears that Aethelstan – once his ward and protégé ‐ is to fight, he rides to help him secure victory, but the young prince has fallen under a dark influence and is not the same boy Uhtred once knew. And when Aethelstan’s actions threatens the life Uhtred has known, Uhtred must decide where his loyalties lie – with the king, or with his homeland.

“Meanwhile, a new threat has reached these shores – the Danish Warrior‐King Anlaf has arrived, hoping to wreak chaos and use the discord for his own ends.

“As Aethelstan’s actions make enemies across the British Isles, Anlaf brings the king’s enemies together in a great alliance that threatens the vision of uniting England.

“And when the alliance comes seeking Uhtred’s help in their plans, Uhtred faces a choice between those he cares for most, and the dream of a united kingdom.”

The Last Kingdom is available on DVD on Amazon.