The Last Kingdom Season 4: Netflix Renewal Status and Release Date

The Last Kingdom – Copyright Netflix

The Last Kingdom just dropped its third season on Netflix and if you’re like us, you’re probably wanting information regarding its fourth season. Here’s our ongoing updated guide to the next season, whether it’ll happen, reaction to season 3 and more. 

A quick catch up before we start to take a look into the future of the show.

The Last Kingdom is a TV adaptation of the novel series named “The Saxon Stories”. The first season was produced by BBC entirely before Netflix picked up the streaming rights. Season 2 was co-produced by both Netflix and the BBC and the most recent season was picked up completely by Netflix.

Season 3 was just released on November 19th, 2018.

Is there scope for a season 4?

Absolutely. If you watch till the end of season 3, you know that there’s plenty of loose threads. Speaking to the press at comic-con in London last year, the executive producer of the series, Stephen Butchard revealed: “In terms of the books, we tend to go through two books a series so at the end of season three, we’re up to book six.”

That means we’ve still got the following novels to cover: The Pagan Lord, The Empty Throne, Warriors of the Storm, The Flame Bearer and the most recent War of the Wolf.

Alexander Dreymon in The Last Kingdom


Has The Last Kingdom been renewed for season 4?

Official Renewal Status: Not yet renewed (last updated: 11/25/2018)

Netflix has yet to give the green light to the fourth season. It’s likely waiting on how well the latest series has performed before pulling the trigger on a future series. All signs, however, point to a renewal.

We did find one source (who will not be linked as they didn’t cite their information and the website seems unreliable) who said that Netflix had renewed the show for a 2019-2020 release date.

One of the best places to keep up-to-date with the renewal is the official Twitter account for the show and the account of its production company.


When will season 4 be on Netflix?

Sadly, the show hasn’t been following a strict yearly schedule like many other shows. The first season and the second had around a year and a half wait as did the wait between seasons 2 and 3.

That means it’d likely now be not until 2020 until a new season release. With that said, with Netflix now the sole party involved with the title, it may have the resources to speed up the release.


Do fans want another season?

Of course, a large number of people will have already blitz through season 3. Here’s some reaction we’ve seen looking for a fourth season. Likewise, reviews for the latest season have also been positive.


What to watch in the meantime

Netflix has plenty of other titles for you to watch in the meantime while waiting for season 4. Of course, the big comparisons for the series is Vikings and Game of Thrones. With the absence of both, you’ll have to rely on several other shows that are on Netflix.

Alongside season 3 of The Last Kingdom, Netflix also released the next season of its Canadian historical series, Frontier this week. That show has many similarities. Going back a bit, we’d implore you to check out the cancelled Marco Polo which led the way for big-budget Netflix Original productions. Sticking with Netflix Originals, our final suggestion is to check out the movie, Outlaw King starring Chris Pine that released just last month.

Are you wanting another season of The Last Kingdom? Let us know in the comments down below.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.