‘The Last Kingdom’ Season 4: A Major Villain Teases ‘Surprises’ in the New Season

Fans can’t wait to check back in with their favorites on The Last Kingdom. One of the major villains by the name of Haesten recently spoke with Winter Is Coming about his character and the upcoming season of The Last Kingdom. Read on to learn a little about what he said and the “surprises” that season 4 holds.

Haesten is a unique character on ‘The Last Kingdom’

Alexander Dreymon, Rutger Hauer, Rune Temte, and Emily Cox
Alexander Dreymon, Rutger Hauer, Rune Temte, and Emily Cox | Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Jeppe Beck Laursen plays the leader of the Vikings that’s also a master manipulator in Haesten. He enjoys playing the character that’s so different from anyone else on the series.

“I love playing Haestan, because you don’t see him fight much, but when you do you can tell he can hold his own,” Beck Laursen explained. “I like to think of him as ahead of his time just a little bit, more strategic. You can see in the battle of Beamfleot, you can see he directs his troops from the hill, which you don’t see for a couple hundred years.”

How does Haesten feel about Uhtred?

Viewers of The Last Kingdom know the relationship between Haestan and Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) is majorly lacking to put it mildly. Surprisingly, Beck Laursen says that Haestan doesn’t actually hate Uhtred.

“Uhtred is kind of a balancing act. I give him a rep, he gives me a rep,” he continued. “The more he talks about how Haestan is the scourge of the land, the more he becomes the scourge of the land. So he sees the value in a powerful enemy. I really don’t think Haestan hates Uhtred, I think he sees him as a necessary evil. But he loves to taunt him (laughs). You’ll probably see more of that in season 4.”

Season 4 will offer fans ‘surprises’

Beck Laursen also took the time to tease season 4 and what’s in store for viewers at home. Some might be apprehensive about the upcoming season because some people left in season 3, but that doesn’t sound like it will be a problem at all.

“So many great characters departed in season 3, so I think people are sort of apprehensive about season 4, but I think it’s just going to kick them in the teeth,” he teased. “They are going to love it. I am most certain of that. There are new, very powerful characters. I think everyone will be happy about it. We’re happy about it, and if we weren’t happy you’d have reason to worry. We have some surprises for you guys!”

Season 4 has already finished filming

The fourth season of The Last Kingdom has officially finished filming. The official social media accounts held more information. In a post, Uhtred and Finan (Mark Rowley) are seen embracing. “That’s a wrap! Here’s to a job well done. #thelastkingdom #season4,” the post is captioned.

When will season 4 of ‘The Last Kingdom’ premiere?

The highly anticipated Netflix series can’t get here fast enough for fans. So, when will the new season premiere? Again, social media seems to have an answer. According to the show’s social media account, the series will be back this year. “Join Uhtred next year on Netflix as the battle continues.” It was posted last year and it isn’t a definitive date. But since the show has finished filming, it means a date is on the horizon.