The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories series of novels. The first series of eight episodes premiered on 10 October 2015 on BBC America, and on BBC Two in the UK on 22 October 2015. A second series of eight episodes was aired on BBC Two in the UK in March 2017, co-produced by Netflix after the exit of BBC America. Netflix was the sole producer of the third series of ten episodes, streamed from 19 November 2018. On 26 December 2018, Netflix renewed the show for a fourth series. On 19 March 2020, Netflix announced 26 April 2020 as the official series 4 release date.