Monday, April 27, 2020


Season 4 streams on Netflix from today!
I don't want to be a wet blanket or frighten you, my spylings, but this could very well be the last of the big epic shows we will be able to see till Autumn if not even longer. As of today, you can stream the fourth season of everybody's favourite historical saga THE LAST KINGDOM over at Netflix. Unlike the first and second seasons which had just eight episodes, this one has ten of them just like the third season had, so you get more time to enjoy brave warrior Uhtred and his merry bunch of misfits.

The Last Kingdom
based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories series of novels set in the 10th century, will have its season four set after the death of King Alfred
Alexander Dreymon is brave Uhtred!
(David Dawson) with the alliances between the smaller kingdoms of old Anglia fractured. Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) believes the timing is right to challenge his uncle Aelfric (played by Joseph Millson), and take back his ancestral home, Bebbanburg from which he was driven away in the first season. 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 Alfred's daughter Aethelflaed (Millie Brady), drive him back into the politics that threaten to break out into war.

Uhtred's Trusted Followers
As before, Uhtred will be able to use the help of his courageous and also gorgeous friends, warriors Finan (played by Mark Rowley) and freshly married Sihtric (played by Arnas Fedaravičius) whose wife has been left in Wessex. Alfred's bastard son Osferth (Ewan Mitchell) is also still with them as a monk turned warrior.

The Kingdom of Wessex
With the sickly king Alfred now dead and his young and inexperienced son Edward (Timothy Innes) on the throne, Wessex has never been more vulnerable, which makes his mother, flimsy and often evil queen Aelswith (Eliza Butterworth) very nervous. Edward's sister Aethelflaed (Millie Brady) who is both the princess of Wessex and the queen of Mercia, will be Uhtred's love interest in this season.

The Kingdom of Mercia
Mercia is still ruled by treacherous and slimy King Aethelred (played by Toby Regbo) who is still married to Alfred's daughter, whom he wanted to kill in the previous season, but has a new love interest in lady Eadith (played by Stefanie Martini) the sister of his new right hand man Eardwulf (played by Jamie Blackley)!

Who Else Is Back With Us?
Beside his brave sidekicks Finan and Sihtric, Uhtred can still also count on his childhood guardian father Beocca (played by Ian Hart), who was a part of King Alfred's court but is now expelled from the crown’s inner circle because queen Aleswith does not trust him and is now also a widower after his wife was burned alive, and on the warrior nun Hild (played by Eva Birthistle). The new season will also bring us grown up Uhtred's daughter Stiorra (Ruby Hartley). Treacherous Dane Cnut is also back played by Magnus Bruun joined by Eysteinn Sigurdarson as Sigtryggr!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I wish I had Netflix. I would watch this series!

DEZMOND said...

It is probably the best epic series in last five years or so. Why don't you have Netflix, Debs?

Jax said...

Since it's the last epic series, we're going to have to watch the whole series from the beginning!

DEZMOND said...

Not many episodes to watch as they had just 8 eps per season, sadly, perfect for binging, I guess.

Jax said...

As much as I dislike bingeing, that has become our reality recently. We are nearing the end of the series Bosch after watching six seasons in a month!

DEZMOND said...

That's a whole lotta seasons indeed! I've never binged anything in my life except maybe Baby Daddy (if watching three episodes an evening is binging). I have a schedule for each day in the week, one series on Mondays, one on Tuesdays etc, never more than an episode a day as I don't have time for more when I work. What I do must have is a sitcom day which I consider a sort of a mental spa.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I always loveee such an epic series like this! I have been bombarded with assignments during WFH but I gotta check this one out! Will start from the beginning then :)

DEZMOND said...

You will not be disappointed, it gets better and better as seasons progress.

Sherry Ellis said...

The Last Kingdom looks like it has some rough characters!

Theresa Mahoney said...

We do love this series! I’m glad it’s still hanging on. Weren’t we worried it wasn’t going to get renewed after the first season as Netflix always finds a way to pull the plug early on the best shows?

DEZMOND said...

Most of them are lovely actually and kind which is what makes it different from horrid shows like GOT and Vikings.

DEZMOND said...

It was originally BBC's show and then BBC gave up on it, but Netflix took it over. I think we will be getting a fifth season as well, they need strong shows and this one isn't so expensive as it is shot here close in Hungary and we are dirt cheap.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I chose Crave TV streaming service instead and intend to get Disney+ too once its new MCU series are ready to go. I don't want to blow ALL my money on streaming services!

DEZMOND said...

Well cancel Crave (is that something Canadian?) and get Netflix instead, geez. I hear Americans will spend around $100 per streamers a month!