End of an era for 'The Last Kingdom'. The Netflix show wraps on the highest note, viewers compare it to 'GoT'.

A popular historical Netflix drama has been hailed 'one of the best series in history' after its epic series finale - and it has been compared to the likes of Games of Thrones.

Season 5 of The Last Kingdom aired on Netflix last month but the series remains a top hit with viewers. The final season has been staking its claim as one of the streamer's main attractions.

During the show March 9 premiere weekend, Uhtred son of Uhtred and the rest of his companions drew in an enormous audience with 63.5 million hours watched. The Last Kingdom never quite became a widespread phenomenon, but it has legions of fans and they came out in force to support its final lap.

NOW, The Last Kingdom has made an announcement on its official Twitter account :

''Delighted to announce that last week we were the No 1 most-streamed show on Netflix for the week of march 14 till March 20, clocking in at a respectable 48.9 million hours watched. Destiny is all!''

Based on The Saxon Stories, a set of historical fiction novels by author Bernard Cornwell, the show has amassed quite the loyal fanbase since it first aired in 2015. 

Set during the second half of the 9th Century, the show follows Uhtred [Alexander Dreymon] as he navigates Anglo-Saxon England, which is in danger of being overrun by Viking invaders from Denmark.

A synopsis reads, ''Captured as a boy and raised by Danes after his uncle usurps his birthright, Uhtred comes to identify himself as Danish but misfortune and hopes of reclaiming Bebbanburg drive him into the service of Wessex, the titular last kingdom of the Saxons.

From there, the story revolves around  Uhtred's conflicting loyalties between the Danes and King Alfred, the man who dares to dream of a united England that can stand up to the invaders.''

Twitter users have continued to applaud the show for its exceptional season finale, as one wrote, ''The Last Kingdom is my favorite Netflix show. Its series finale far surpassed Game of Thrones finale!''

Another Tweeted, ''The Last Kingdom is the best show on Netflix.'' One more posted. ''What a show. Almost had me in tears, the last scene of the final episode. Anyone who hasn't watched this show is genuinely missing out. 10/10 for me.''

A fan penned. ''Just crying over the last episode of The Last Kingdom. Truly feel connected to these characters after these years of following the show.''

Fans of the series will now eagerly be awaiting the follow-up film Seven Kings Must Die, which wrapped up filming last month.

Taking to Instagram, Dreymon wrote, ''That's a wrap on [ The Last Kingdom ], on Seven Kings Must Die, and on Uhtred, son of Uhtred. As you can tell, I'm slightly out of it, exhausted and overwhelmed.

I feel so lucky that I got to live part time in Uhtred's skin for so many years. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all.'' Netflix is yet to announce the release date for Seven Kings Must Die.

The World Students Society thanks author News Desk, The Express Tribune.


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