Is The Netflix Show The Last Kingdom Based On True Events? Explained: The OTT platform is constantly streaming mind-blowing web series and movies. The latest show “The Last Kingdom” is one of those series that have the potential to hold the interest of the onlookers. The series has issued its last atrocious attack on Netflix in the form of the 5th Season, and in the spite of the series being labeled as a historical drama, admirers and onlookers want to know if the narrative is based on real-life events. We disclose if The Last Kingdom is based on a true story or real-life events, explore what the future holds for Uhtred the Alexander Dreymon, and highlight where the series was filmed to enhance its authenticity. Follow More Update On

Is The Netflix Show The Last Kingdom Based On True Events? Explained

Is The Last Kingdom Based On True Events?

Developed by Stephen Butchard for Netflix and based on The Saxon Stories literary series by Bernard Cornwell, “The Last Kingdom” stars Tobias Santelmann, David Dawson, Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox, and more, following the events of the novels of Cornwell, The Pale Horseman, Death of Kings, and Sword Song.

Is The Netflix Show The Last Kingdom Based On True?

Yes, The Last Kingdom is largely based on real-life events and characters. First and foremost, The Last Kingdom is based on the above-mentioned Saxon Stories literary series by Cornwell. Though several of the events ad characters featured in the series are based on real happenings. Alfred the Great, for instance, did exist as the King of Wessex from 871 to 899 and his spouse, Aelswith, is another character based on truth, as the couple wedded in the year 868.

The revolt of Aethelwold against Alfred was also based on real-life history and Lord Aethelred was also the leader of Merica between 881 to 911, alongside Lady Aethelflaed in Anglo-Saxon history. One character who is fictional, though is the lead on the show, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. With only his name and territory taking inspiration from the descendant of author Cornwell, Uhtred the Bold lived as the Earl of Northumbria and ruler of Bamburgh Castle in the 10th century. Uhtred the Bold did not lead a similar life to a fictional character in the show.

Seven Kings Must Die

The 5th season of the series will be getting a  feature-length follow-up film titled Seven Kings Must Die, serving as a stand-alone project to come to a conclusion to the arc of Uhtred. Arnas Fedaravicius and Alexander Dreymon are both asserted to be coming back as Sihtric and Uhtred after the former uploaded a video of the pair on set. Mark Rowley is also hearsay to be returning as Finan. A release date is still to be ready with filming starting in the month of January 2022, but we are expecting its release to be early in the year 2023.

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