On March 14, 2018, a fan asked the author, whether there will be a third installment of The Last Kingdom? Cornwell has reported that the production on Season 3 is underway. Moreover, by his words, The Last Kingdom would return to Netflix this fall. Bernard has also emphasized that Netflix had asked him to participate in the next season as a cameo appearance.
Of course, we cannot regard these data as the official confirmation of the renewal. Nonetheless, this information looks reliable. We assume that Cornwell doesn't want to mislead his fans. Besides, The Sunday Express is speculating regarding the possible returning cast and even the storyline for Season 3. Indeed, in his interview with Express.co.uk, Cornwell has stated: "I think there is a third season proposed, so that's great." The only question is thereby why Netflix keeps this data in secret? Perhaps, they are waiting for some prominent event to announce the next chapter of the saga.
We frankly were confident in renewal, since the 2nd installment of The Last Kingdom showcased quite well statistics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the sophomore season of the historical drama holds a score of 6.0/10 and an 80% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated the current round of the show at 4.7/5/96%. On Metacritic, the saga has a score of 8.6/10. An overall rating of The Last Kingdom on IMDb is also high, 8.3/10 > 35,200 votes. The season premiere has garnered 1.60 million viewers. Of course, this figure was lower compared to those of the show's premiere. Nonetheless, the viewing audience was steady during the entire 2nd season. Netflix used not to reveal the viewing figures for all its web series. But we are confident that The Last Kingdom showed the excellent indicators.
Summing up, given all the data described above, all indications are that Netflix is about to renew The Last Kingdom for a third season. Bernard Cornwell has hinted about the renewal and even the production of the next installment; the television ratings of the second season in the UK were steady; both critics and viewers were entirely satisfied with the 2nd installment of the series. As a result, we're inclined to believe that The Last Kingdom will return for Season 3 on Netflix. We need to wait for a while before the official announcement.
The Last Kingdom SummaryIf you have not yet watched this historical drama series on Netflix, we suggest you read a brief overview of The Last Kingdom below. Otherwise, you may scroll down to learn our forecast on the subject of the likely release date for Season 3.
The story focuses on Uhtred of Bebbanburg, who has become a witness to his father's murder yet in childhood. He has suffered by the hand of the Saxon invaders. As a result, Uhtred grew up alongside with his fellow captive, Brida, among the other seized in a Danish camp led by Earl Ragnar. Many years later, Uhtred is a brave warrior who faced another trial, when his home was set on fire. As a result of fire-raising, Uhtred has lost his entire surrogate family, including Ragnar. Now in exile with the only Brida with him, Uhtred swore to take revenge upon those who guilty in Ragnar's death. But he is torn between his motherland and those who helped him. However, if Uhtred is about to reclaim his homeland and help birth a new nation, he would have to navigate his way between both sides.