‘The Last Kingdom’: Has Season 5 Officially Finished Filming?

The Last Kingdom season 5 was in production in Hungary, which is exciting news for fans who can’t wait to see the new season. However, season 5 will be the final season in a sad twist of fate. But there will at least be one more season to go before it’s all really over. 

Has season 5 officially finished filming? We have all the details that fans will want to know.

Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred in 'The Last Kingdom'
Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred in ‘The Last Kingdom’ | Joe Alblas/Netflix

‘The Last Kingdom’s’ season 5 will be the last season

The story many fans have come to love about Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), son of Uhtred, is coming to a close. Season 5 will be the final season. Deadline broke the news, and they verified it with both Netflix and with Carnival Films.

But on the same exact day that the news broke, fans learned later via a video posted on the official social media accounts that the show was in production. Alexander Dreymon, who plays Uhtred, made the announcement. A number of fan favorites can be seen in the video as well.

‘The Last Kingdom’ season 5 has finished filming

Alexander Dreymon in 'The Last Kingdom'
Alexander Dreymon in ‘The Last Kingdom’ | Adrienn Szabo/Netflix

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Fans learned on June 22, 2021, that filming has officially finished for the series. Jon East, one of the directors for season 5 and someone who has also directed previous episodes before, shared the news via Instagram.

In the post, a clapperboard can be seen in someone’s hand. The clapperboard has the name of the series on it as well as the date June 21, 2021. Jon East’s name is also on it as the director.

East captioned the post revealing the news: “It’s most definitely a wrap!!! As of last night, TLK5 is in the (digital) can. Phew! That last block – eps 9&10 – was an absolute monster, a BEAST, which eclipsed in complexity and scale anything else that I’ve directed on this amazing show since I first helmed episodes back in 2016. If nothing else, I can at least reveal that the show’s last season is going out in truly EPIC style! Big thanks here to the remarkable team that worked with tireless devotion to make it so, you are all stars! Respect.”

The official social media accounts for the series also shared the news via East’s posts.

Fans react

As can be expected, fans have a lot of thoughts about filming being done for season 5. The official Instagram account for the series shared a cropped image of Jon East’s photo from his post. “It’s a wrap on season 5! #thelastkingdom #TLK5,” the post is captioned. Over 44,000 people liked the post, and over 1,400 people commented on it. Fans have a lot of opinions about the bittersweet news.

“I’m gonna like this because I love the series, but I do NOT like the fact that it’s over now!!!!!!” a fan added in the comments.

Some fans mentioned a season 6. “Can we get a season 6?!” a fan asked.

Others are excited at the news. “Yes best news I heard this week 👏👏can’t wait,” a fan said.

“So READY!!! 🔥🙌👏😍,” said another fan.

A fan “can’t wait for the trailer now 👀,” and we’re right there with them.

One fan admits they’re “disappointed.” “That’s a wrap on any more seasons…. I’m disappointed….”

“I’m happy but sad too,” a fan wrote. “This is the last season, but this show could perfectly have at least one more season.”

Fans have different feelings about the end of filming. We’ll have to see how long of a wait viewers have until season 5 of The Last Kingdom is released.