Netflix’s ‘Last Kingdom’ feature in the works – deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Fanatics of the Last Kingdom gearing up for the fifth and final season of next year have more to smile about, a Netflix feature film is in the works.
Making the announcement at MCM Comic Con in London today, Alexander Dreymon, who plays protagonist Uhtred and executive produces the historic drama, unveiled Carnival Films’ Seven kings must die.
Filming for the two-hour feature will begin early next year in Budapest, shortly before the end of the final 10-part season on Netflix.
Dreymon will reprise his lead role and be joined by many of the show’s cast, as well as new faces.
As season five of next year “completely wraps up the show,” producer Nigel Marchant said “there was always another story we wanted to tell”.
Dreymon added, “It has been such a privilege to tell the story of Uhtred for five seasons. I am so grateful to our fans. They have been immensely loyal to The last kingdom and thanks to their support, the team comes together for another round.
From that of Bernard Cornwell Saxon stories, The last kingdom was originally commissioned by BBC2 and aired in 2015. Netflix came on board as a co-producer for season two and took all the rights (except for several territories) from series three, increasing steadily fan base ever since. It was revealed in April that the Fifth Round will be the final TV series.
The show covers a period of history of around 45 years from 866 after the arrival of the Great Pagan Army in Britain, focusing on the resistance of the Kingdom of Wessex to the ongoing Viking incursions into the south. from England.
NBCUniversal International Studios’ Carnival Films will produce the feature, with executive director Dreymon alongside writer Martha Hillier. The director is Ed Bazalgette, the producers are Marchant, Gareth Neame and Mat Chaplin and the distributor is NBCUniversal Global Distribution.