Warning: The following article comprises spoilers for The Last Kingdom’s ending.
The fifth and remaining season of Netflix’s historic fiction sequence, The Last Kingdom has come to an finish, and though a feature-length movie is at the moment in growth, followers needed to say goodbye to a number of characters this season, because the present has by no means shied away from killing off fan favorites. But for Alexander Dreymon, the sequence lead star, the expertise of taking pictures the finale was “wonderful” and “cathartic.”
While chatting with Variety, Dreymon, who starred because the fearless protagonist Uhtred all through all 5 seasons, revealed the method concerned in taking pictures the ultimate moments of the sequence.
Warning: Spoilers to comply with.
“It’s so hard to get it right, the ending. That scene was an idea by Jon East, who is the director of the final two episodes. He worked with us several times before and he’s a very, very dear friend of mine. He had that idea of having like a little best of reel at the end. But in order to get the right emotional tone for me during that time, basically what we did, it was just one take, and we set up the camera. And I went up to the battlements and he just talked me through all of the moments.”
He additionally admitted his closeness to East and his means to be weak round him made the “wonderful” expertise very natural and pure.
“We had sat down before and we looked at which moments we wanted to incorporate into it. And then he just talked to me throughout the take, and I relived all those moments that we went through and again, because he’s somebody that I feel so close to and that I feel so comfortable being vulnerable with, it was a very, very easy organic process. It was a wonderful experience. Actually. I was so exhausted at that point, because it was very close to the end of the shoot. It was kind of cathartic, actually, to relive those moments.”
The follow-up movie, titled Seven Kings Must Die has began filming, though there isn’t any phrase but on which members of the sequence shall be returning to reprise their roles. All 5 seasons of The Last Kingdom can be found to stream on Netflix.