EXCLUSIVE: Final Kingdom fanatics gearing themselves up for subsequent 12 months’s fifth and closing season have one thing further to smile about, a Netflix characteristic movie is within the works.
Delivering the announcement at in the present day’s London MCM Comedian Con, Alexander Dreymon, who stars as protagonist Uhtred and exec produces the historic drama, unveiled Carnival Movies’ Seven Kings Should Die.
Filming on the two-hour characteristic will start early subsequent 12 months in Budapest, shortly earlier than the ultimate 10-part season drops on Netflix.
Dreymon will reprise his lead position and will likely be joined by lots of the collection forged, together with some new faces.
Whereas subsequent 12 months’s season 5 “absolutely concludes the collection,” producer Nigel Marchant stated “there was all the time yet another story that we wished to inform.”
Dreymon added: “It’s been such a privilege to inform Uhtred’s story for 5 seasons. I’m so grateful to our followers. They’ve been immensely loyal to The Final Kingdom and due to their assist, the staff is getting collectively for an additional spherical.”
Primarily based on Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Tales, The Final Kingdom was initially commissioned by BBC2 and aired in 2015. Netflix got here on board as co-producer for season two and took full rights (bar a number of territories) from collection three onwards, rising the fan base steadily since. It was revealed in April that the fifth run can be the ultimate TV collection.
The present covers a circa-45 12 months interval of historical past from 866 following the Nice Heathen Military’s arrival in Britain, specializing in the resistance of the Kingdom of Wessex to ongoing Viking incursions to Southern England.
NBCUniversal Worldwide Studios’ Carnival Movies will produce the characteristic, with Dreymon exec producing alongside author Martha Hillier. The director is Ed Bazalgette, producers are Marchant, Gareth Neame and Mat Chaplin and distributor is NBCUniversal International Distribution.