What We Know So Far About ‘The Last Kingdom’ Movie ‘Seven Kings Must Die’ On Netflix

The Seven King Must Die is a movie that has been released on Netflix on 14th April 2023, which is a sequel to The Last Kingdom series.

The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die is an action and adventure film adapted from the novel The Saxon Storie by Bernard Cornwell. Check out the synopsis for the sequel to The Last Kingdom series on Netflix on April 14, 2023.

The Last Kingdom Series has been broadcast on TV for 5 seasons with a total of 46 episodes from 2015 to 2022 and this time the sequel is titled The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die.

The Cast

For the sequel to The Last Kingdom, it still stars Alexander Dreymon who plays Uhtred from Bebanburg. See the full cast here:

  • Mark Rowley (Finan)
  • Rod Hallett (Constantin)
  • Arnas Fedaravicius (Sihtric)
  • Harry Gilby (Æthelstan)
  • Ross Anderson (Domnal)
  • James Northcote (Aldhelm)
  • Tom Christian (Dunstan)
  • Cavan Clerkin (Father Pyrlig)

However, there are some characters that are, in fact, missing from the movie, like Lady Aelswith who’s previously played by Eliza Butterworth), Lady Aelfwynn (Phia Saban), and King Edward (Timothy Innes). The Uhtred’s children are also missing in the story, like the Young Uhtred (Finn Elliot) and Stiorra (Ruby Hartley).

The reason why they decided to remove these characters was because of the limited screenplay. And as a movie, it’s just natural to think that it should be a single protagonist story. The writer, Martha Hillier also said that the decision was heartbreaking because she adores these characters.

The sequel is written by Martha Hillier, directed by Edward Bazalgette, produced by Carnival Productions, and has the running time of 111 minutes. Now it’s available on Netflix in most countries. If your country doesn’t have it, maybe it’s the best time to get VPN to watch Netflix securely and privately. Aside from having a more secure connection, you can also make use of its location-reaching ability, which works great in most cases.

What’s The Story All About?

Seven Kings Must Die is made to be the enclosure of the series, which ends in the unification of all England under King Athelstan’s reign. The Last Kingdom season 5 is the final season of the show, but Seven Kings Must Die may open up opportunities for later spin-offs.

The movie itself takes place right after the end of season 5, which tells you the story that Uhtred finally reclaims his home in Bebbanburg. On the other hand, King Edward is in Northumbria.

Edward’s feat was important in bringing England one step closer to his and his father, Alfred’s, dream of a united England. The last season also centered around a character named Athelstan, who will become an important factor in the movie.

The title The Seven Kings Must Die refers to the legendary Battle of Brunanburh, in which several kings were killed. Four kings were fighting this battle, Constantine II of Scotland, Athelstan of England, Owain of Strathclyde, and Olaf Guthfrithson of Dublin. Behind them, several leaders joined and fought together in the fierce battle. According to historians, the Olaf army suffered heavy casualties with seven nobles and five kings slain.

The Battle of Brunanburh itself is considered very important as a deciding factor of England unification, a perfect enclosure of the Last Kingdom.

Of course, The King is likely to win in the end because if he doesn’t, it’s impossible to say what would become of England. The seven kings in the title Seven Kings Must Die can be a reference for the various kings who fought and died in this battle.

The Double Meanings

The title Seven Kings Must Die may have two hidden meanings. While it likely refers to the kings who died at the Battle of Brunanburh, it can also refer to the deaths of both the king and his succesor, Ælfweard.

And said we said, these seven kings could also possibly be the five kings and nobles who died at the Battle of Brunanburh, but there could also be the other elements to think about. Either way, the Battle of Brunanburh will be a key part of The Seven Kings Must Die.

Where Can You Watch The Movie?

The movie has been released on Netflix since 14th of April, so it should’ve been there now. Find it in the library and enjoy!

Should You Watch The Prequel First?

Story-wise, yes, we highly recommend you to watch the Lost Kingdom in all its entirety in five seasons. It may take a while, but at least you can be familiar with whole lot of characters in the story, including Uhtred himself.

In fact, this sequel acts as an enclosure of the Lost Kingdom story. So in the end of the days, you still have to watch the Lost Kingdom series to understand the story better.