The upcoming British historical drama film The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die is directed by Edward Bazalgette, written by Martha Hillier, and based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories. It is a follow-up to the TV series The Last Kingdom. The premiere date for The Last Kingdom: The Movie, the sequel to the popular hit TV show, has been set.
The movie Seven Kings Must Die will be available on Netflix for the first time on April 14. Today, the streamer also shared new images from the movie, giving fans a sneak peek at what’s to come. Following the stories of Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Seven Kings Must Die will continue the story of The Last Kingdom.
In Seven Kings Must Die, characters from the series will fight alongside Uhtred, who is played by Alexander Dreymon. Here’s what we know so far about the movie The Last Kingdom, also known as Seven Kings Must Die. Fans of the TV show will enjoy it even more, but you could watch it even if you haven’t seen the show.
Seven Kings Must Die Release Date
On February 14, Netflix said that Seven Kings Must Die will be shown there. The movie will first be shown on Netflix on April 14, 2023. It is meant to be the last book in the series and the end of the story. Seven Kings Must Die was written by Martha Hillier, and Ed Bazalgette directed it.
Hillier was also an executive producer, along with Dreymon. It was made by Carnival Films, and NBCUniversal International Distribution sent it all over the world. The main filming took place in Budapest from the beginning of 2022 to the end of March 2022.
What Will Happen in Seven Kings Must Die?
Seven Kings Must Die will pick up where The Last Kingdom Season 5 ended, with Uhtred, Athelstan, and the forces of Mercia and Wessex beating the army of King Constantine II of Scotland. Uhtred went back to Bebbanburg to claim it as his own.
To keep the peace, he made a deal with Constantine that made Northumbria a “buffer zone” between England and Scotland until a new English King was chosen. But if Bebbanburg stays independent, King Edward of Wessex will never get his dream of a unified England, and there is a big chance that Edward will break his word and betray Uhtred.
After King Edward dies, there is a fight for the crown between rival heirs and foreign invaders. When a group of people asks Uhtred for help, he has to choose between the people he cares about most and his dream of making England one country.
Alexander said, “It was funny that when we finished filming Seven Kings and hung up Uhtred’s sword, it felt heavy, even though I knew our story was over.” As an EP on the show, I couldn’t be more proud of the hundreds of people who put in thousands of hours to make the best show possible.
Who Will Star in The Last Kingdom Film?
Alexander Dreymon will play the lead role in Seven Kings Must Die. He will be back as Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alongside him, Harry Gilby will play Aethelstan, King Edward’s son, and Rod Hallet will play King Constantin of Scotland.
- Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred of Bebbanburg
- Mark Rowley as Finan
- Arnas Fedaravicius as Sihtric
- Rod Hallet as Constantin
- Harry Gilby as Æthelstan
- Ross Anderson as Domnal
- Ingrid García-Jonsson
- James Northcote as Aldhelm
- Cavan Clerkin as Father Pyrlig
When Will the Last Kingdom Film Take Place?
Netflix has ordered a two-hour movie called “Seven Kings Must Die.” It will be a sequel to the TV show “The Last Kingdom” and will pick up where season five left off. The film will be an ending to the main show, but it will also be able to stand on its own as a separate story. This means that new viewers will be able to follow the plot.
Nigel Marchant, the producer of The Last Kingdom, said at MCM London Comic Con, “Even though season five is the end of the series, there was always one more story we wanted to tell.” With Netflix’s great help and the fans’ continued desire to see more, we just couldn’t say no to one last trip with Uhtred.
Is There a Trailer for The Last Kingdom Film?
Yes! The trailer came out on March 8, and it shows our main character, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, played by Alexander Dreymon, fighting for the crown of England after King Edward dies.