If The witcher franchise went off the rails in successive seasons, shattering once and for all the illusion that it ever had a chance of making the Netflix version of Game of Thronesthe streaming giant has nevertheless pushed on in recent years – and probably came much closer to the Got-level mark with fan-favorite historical dramas like Vikings: Valhalla And The Last Kingdom. The latter actually ended in 2022 and, as a testament to its continued popularity, a standalone Netflix movie titled Seven kings must die.
A final farewell The Last Kingdom
We’ve got our first look at the film from Netflix below – which, to me at least, reaffirms that this historical drama is based on the historical novel series. Saxon stories by Bernard Cornwell will go down in history as one of the best Netflix franchises of all time.
For evidence, which may also help explain why the streamer felt a wrap-up movie was in order, check out these Rotten Tomatoes ratings for The Last Kingdom (which clearly shows the fan interest in the series, which has never seriously dipped in a worrying way throughout its five seasons).
- Season 1: 87%
- Season 2: 86%
- Season 3: 100%
- Season 4: 96%
- Season 5: 90%
Of course, we’re all familiar with the drill by now: There’s always a string of private and super-important Netflix data that the streamer keeps close to the vest, helping them determine when to keep investing in a show and when a particular show is gone long enough to . To its credit, this Netflix original got more seasons than most. Viewership obviously doesn’t seem to have been an issue either, like The Last Kingdom generally performed well in Netflix’s global Top 10 chart and in the US in-app ranking.
Nevertheless, here we are. We return once more to 9th and 10th century England, and to a series that never took its fans for granted and certainly never lost its star like some other Netflix franchise (*cough* The witcher *cough*).
Netflix movie Seven kings must die first images
Below is the official synopsis of Of the last kingdom Netflix movie coming up on April 14:
Alexander Dreymon reprises his starring role as the great warrior Uhtred of Bebbanburg, who must once again ride through a fractured kingdom with some of the series’ beloved returning characters, battling with and against new allies and foes. After King Edward’s death, a battle for the crown ensues, as rival heirs and invaders vie for power. And when an alliance comes along that asks Uhtred for help in their plans, Uhtred faces a choice between those he cares about most, and the dream of forming a united England.
And here are more first-look images of it Seven kings must die: