The Last Kingdom Season 3: Reasons For Delay, Netflix Release Date, Cast, Plot

Unnecessary delay in the historical drama called The Last Kingdom owes credit to marketing strategies of Netflix. You log onto any social networking website, and all you see is the fans of The Last Kingdom who are looking for the show to be aired ASAP on the digital giant. Netflix, from now onwards owns The Last Kingdom. So it gets to decide when the show airs and how it airs.

For specific genres of programmes are specific dates set? For example over the summer of 2018, we saw the release of a number of rom-com and movies. Now, what’s left for fall 2018? To establish a pace of things, The Last Kingdom and other shows like Voltron, etc. will be aired later this year.

Now we know how The Last Kingdom wasn’t doing really well for Season 2. By the end of Season 2, BBC2 (Network on which it previously aired) ended up canceling it. The sole responsibility fell into the hands of Netflix, the former co-producer to The Last Kingdom. And boy, did it step up! Now that The Last Kingdom is entirely in Netflix’s hands, we have to remember that in order for the show to stay, to make a difference and for it to be renewed to Season 4 onwards, Netflix has to give it a unique airspace. So fans of The Last Kingdom, the show’s delayed because delayed gratification is always the best and not because there’s no progress on the show. Yay!

The Last Kingdom Season 3: Netflix Release Date

Now with a platform like Netflix you have to know that the release dates aren’t announced way in advance. Usually, the pattern is a month or maybe even two before an actual premiere date comes out. We are given an official word on the release of The Last Kingdom. But before you get your hopes too high, you must know that all Netflix talks about is “Later this year!” By that, they mean that The Last Kingdom will be given an exclusive Winter release for it to soar and ensure the possibility of another Season.

The Last Kingdom Season 3: Cast

No official announcement has made on the cast of The Last Kingdom. However let’s take a wild guess with it, shall we? Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred of Bebbanburg.Emily Cox as Brida.David Dawson as King Alfred the Great.Eliza Butterworth as Aelswith.Millie Brady as Princess Aethelflaed.Toby Rego as Aethelred.Henrik Lundström as Rollo. James Northcote as Aldhelm and others will be seen in Season 3 if all goes well for them.

The Last Kingdom Season 3: Plot

“As Alfred, the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred — born a Saxon but raised by Vikings — seeks to claim his ancestral birthright,” goes the official synopsis of the show. Season 3 of The Last Kingdom will focus on Cornwell’s series’ fifth and sixth novels. This period is 892 to 893 which deals with Uhtred fighting the Norsemen, he then defeats them, moves to a higher rank and becomes the chief warlord.

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