The Last Kingdom sequel, Seven Kings Must Die, has been given its Netflix premiere date. Exclusive images have also been released, teasing the film’s cast and content.
Variety reported that the film, directed by Ed Bazalgette, will be released on April 14th. Seven Kings Must Die will continue The Last Kingdom’s story after the series’ final season. Series star and executive producer Alexander Dreymon appears as Uhtred of Bebbanburg, who “must ride once more across a fractured kingdom with several of the series’ much-loved returning characters, as they battle alongside, and against, new allies and enemies.”
The synopsis also states: “Following the death of King Edward, a battle for the crown ensues, as rival heirs and invaders compete for power. And when an alliance comes seeking Uhtred’s help in their plans, Uhtred faces a choice between those he cares for most, and the dream of forming a united England.”
“It has been such an honour to be part of telling this story for all these years,” Dreymon shared. “As an actor, I have been so challenged and gratified by the privilege of playing Uhtred. Hanging up Uhtred’s sword after filming ‘Seven Kings’ felt, ironically, heavy – even though I know that our tale has reached its conclusion.”
He added: “As an EP on the show, I could not be more proud of the hundreds of people who spent thousands of hours to make the best product possible. As for our loyal fans…what can I say? You are the reason we’ve reached this point and got to bring our saga to the end. This, as it always has been, is for you.”
Martha Hillier has writing credits on the project, with Nigel Marchant, Gareth Neame and Mat Chaplin serving as producers. Carnival Films have been reported as the production company as part of Universal International Studios and distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal International Distribution.
Seven Kings Must Die also stars Mark Rowley, Arnas Fedaravicius, Rod Hallett, Harry Gilby and Ingrid García Jonsson.
Netflix acquired The Last Kingdom in its third season after it premiered on BBC Two in 2015. The show ranked 14th on Nielsen’s list of most streamed original shows of 2022, showing how popular it has become.