Ewan Horrocks has been cast in a recurring role in the upcoming feature-length “The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die.”
Horrocks started through the whole season in the role of Aelfweard. A production of Carnival Film and Television, “The Last Kingdom” is adapted from “The Saxon Stories,” one of the best-selling novels by Bernard Cornwell. The series was originally released on the BBC Two network in 2015, but the show later moved to a new home on Netflix in 2018. In 2021, it was declared openly that the fifth season will be the last season of the series which came out on March 9, 2022.
In an interview with Radio Times, executive producer Nigel Marchant disclosed: “In terms of season five, we felt these two central strands of the story were coming together and it was the natural point to finish the TV series.
“Over the five seasons there was a very definite beginning, middle and end so it was a group decision that we came to.”
Merchant continued: “However, we did know there were a few more books (not to spoil anything!) following on from where we get to at the end of season five.”
“So we did start to talk to Netflix fairly early about whether we could tell that end piece of the jigsaw so that it would feel complete.
“And it was felt that the movie version was the right format to do that,” he added.
The concluding ten part series proceeded with the adventures of Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), a Saxon-born warrior but raised as a Dane, in 9th and 10th century England.
Ewan Horrocks’s most recent work includes Sky’s historical series “Domina” as Drusus, in which he got his first primary TV role.
Remarking on his casting in “The Last Kingdom” the actor said: “I’m really excited for everyone to see the final season. The cast is like one big family, so it’s been so special becoming a part of it. The fifth season is definitely worth the wait; there’ll be lots of exciting and shocking moments throughout.”
Deadline also reported that the series season 5 will be its final season. “The Last Kingdom” is jotted down by Martha Hillier and while serving as executive producers are Gareth Neame, and Nigel Marchant. Meanwhile it is being distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
Horrocks is represented by John Summerfield at Waring and McKenna.
Fans can expect the feature length “Seven Kings Must Die” to drop on Netflix sometime late 2022 or in 2023.