Netflix TV Series Compared To Game Of Thrones Gets Film Release Date

The release date for The Last Kingdom film, Seven Kings Must Die, has been confirmed.
Credit: Netflix

The Netflix TV series which has been compared to Game of Thrones has had its release date confirmed. 

The Last Kingdom has become one of the streaming platform’s most popular TV series after it was originally cancelled by the BBC.

It’s set during the 9th century in Anglo-Saxon England as they fight back against the Vikings from Denmark.

The Last Kingdom has a pretty impressive rating of 8.5 out of 10 on IMDB and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 91%, with audiences rating it 95%.

Due to its success, a film is set to be released and after months of anticipation, its release date has finally been revealed.

Watch the trailer for The Last Kingdom below…

The movie will be titled Seven Kings Must Die and it will be arriving on Netflix on April 14.

Picking off after the events of the fifth season, the official description reads: “Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) must ride once more across a fractured kingdom with several of the series’ much-loved returning characters, as they battle alongside, and against, new allies and enemies.

“Following the death of King Edward, a battle for the crown ensues, as rival heirs and invaders compete for power.

“And when an alliance comes seeking Uhtred’s help in their plans, Uhtred faces a choice between those he cares for most, and the dream of forming a united England.”

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Seven Kings Must Die will be directed by Edward Bazalgette, who directed a number of episodes of the series.

He’s also worked on Poldark, Doctor Who, Versailles, and Netflix’s The Witcher – so viewers should feel that the project is in safe hands.

Seven Kings Must Die
Seven Kings Must Die is the highly-anticipated film follow-up to The Last Kingdom series. Credit: Carnival Films

While also starring in the lead role of Uhtred, Alexander Dreymon, 40, will serve as executive producer.

He’s told Variety that this will serve as a conclusion to the series as he will be ‘hanging up the sword’.

Dreymon explains: “As an actor, I have been so challenged and gratified by the privilege of playing Uhtred. Hanging up Uhtred’s sword after filming Seven Kings felt, ironically, heavy – even though I know that our tale has reached its conclusion.

“As an EP on the show, I could not be more proud of the hundreds of people who spent thousands of hours to make the best product possible.

“As for our loyal fans…what can I say? You are the reason we’ve reached this point and got to bring our saga to the end.

“This, as it always has been, is for you.”

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After hearing the latest news of Seven Kings Must Die, many fans have taken to social media and reacted.

One fan tweets: “This is going to be EPIC!! Now I know what I’m doing that Friday night… woohoo!”

Another adds: “Finally because I’ve been waiting for news about this movie for a long time because The Last Kingdom was one of the best medieval series I’ve seen.”

“I binged this series twice,” a third person comments.

All five seasons of The Last Kingdom are available to watch on Netflix.

Seven Kings Must Die will be released on April 14 on Netflix.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.