The Last Kingdom: Netflix tease fourth season of show
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The Last Kingdom season 5 is on the way for Netflix and it will continue to follow Uhtred of Bebbanburg (played by Alexander Dreymon). At the end of the fourth season, Uhtred watched his daughter Stiorra (Ruby Hartley) go off with the Viking warlord, Sigtryggr (Eysteinn Sigurðarson). Some fans believe Sigtryggr’s brother Ragnall will be introduced in the upcoming season.
Will Sigtryggr’s brother be introduced in The Last Kingdom?
The Last Kingdom season four introduced Sigtryggr when he came across the Welsh King and his men.
He managed to save Uhtred’s friend Brida (Emily Cox) from slavery and she convinced him to take his men to Winchester.
Wanting to get her revenge on Uhtred, she led Sigtryggr’s army to the Saxon kingdom and a siege ensued.
Sigtryggr, however, was not like other Vikings and he was willing to bargain with King Edward (Timothy Innes).
He had taken a liking to hostage Stiorra and, as part of an agreement, he left Winchester with her.
The series is based on The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell, and in the books, Sigtryggr has two brothers – Ragnall and Guthfrith.
Ragnall appears in the ninth book, titled Warriors of the Storm, and season five will include the events from this book.
In Warriors of the Storm, a group of Northmen is led by Ragnall Ivarsson, a brutal warrior.
By this point, his brother Sigtryggr is married to Stiorra, which starts a struggle between family and loyalty.
Ragnall’s supporters include some of Uhtred’s greatest enemies, so there will be a lot of friction between sides.
Fans took to Reddit to discuss how Ragnall should be one of the main villains in the upcoming season.
In the book, Brida ended up joining forces with Ragnall after Sigtryggr abandoned her plan.
One fan said on Reddit: “She actually teams up with Ragnall, Sigtryggr’s brother. However, in the show, Sigtryggr already has Eoferwic when in book 9 he was mostly in hiding from his brother and doesn’t take Eoferwic until late in book 9.
“Also, Brida isn’t in book 6 to 8 meaning everything we’ve seen with her after Uhtred left Ragnar has been made up. In the books, she absolutely hates Uhtred for leaving Ragnar and that makes sense. Her hatred in the show doesn’t make much sense lol.
“I believe they’ll change things up because they practically changed nearly everything in season 4 from the books.” [Sic]
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Viewers have pointed out how the first half of season five should focus on Ragnall and Brida’s battle with Uhtred.
The second half of the season will hopefully follow Uhtred as he attempts to claim back Bebbanburg.
Ragnall could be introduced as the next warlord and fans are keen to know who will be cast as the character.
He experiences plenty of action in the books and finally gets his comeuppance at the hands of Uhtred.
His character is believed to have been based on the real Ragnall ua Ímair – a Viking leader who ruled Northumbria in the 10th century.
Like his brother, he was expelled from Ireland in the early 900s and went on to rule territory elsewhere.
In 920 he and his fellow northern kings came to an agreement with Edward the Elder.
With this in mind, fans may see the fictional character come face to face with Edward in the upcoming season.
His brother Sigtryggr is based on the real-life Sitriuc mac Ímair, who was a king of Dublin.
The Last Kingdom is streaming on Netflix now.
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