Rejoice, arselings! Netflix has begun production on season 4 of its medieval dramaThe Last Kingdom. Below, the majority of the cast, (sans leading man Alexander Dreymon, who plays Uthred son of Uhtred) gather for the first day of filming in Budapest. Plus, we’ve got an official synopsis!
Also missing are Uhtred’s loyal warriors Finan (Mark Rowley) and Sihtric (Arnas Fedaravicius), but we catch glimpses of just about everyone. Everyone from Aethelflaed (Millie Brady) to Brida (Emily Cox) to Aelswith (Eliza Butterworth) appear in costume and ready for action. Good to see everyone again!
As for the synopsis, Netflix has released this juicy bit of info (beware SPOILERS for season 3):
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, Banished), and take back his ancestral home, Bebbanburg. However fate shifts in a different direction, leading Uhtred to realize 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.
That sounds about right. Will Uhtred ever make it back to Bebbanburg?
Toby Regbo (who also landed a part on the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel) will also get an expanded role as the smarmy Aethelred. He’ll get a new love interest, Eadith (Stefanie Martini), and a new “right hand man,” Eardwulf (Jamie Blackley). I guess Aldhelm (James Northcote) didn’t take it well when Aethelred stabbed him last season.
Anyways, it wasn’t all good news, as Netflix also revealed season 4 will not debut until sometime in 2020. We’re gonna hope they meant January and not like, August. Don’t pull a Game of Thrones on us, please. But still, exciting times!