The Last Kingdom is a popular historical drama series that airs on Netflix and is loosely based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories.
The series follows Uhtred of Bebbanburg (played by Alexander Dreymon), a Saxon who was raised by Danes. Hild (Eva Birthistle) used to be a warrior and fought with Uhtred before converting to join a nunnery.
Hilda joined the series as a prostitute who had been captured by the Danes, however, she was rescued by Uhtred and King Alfred (David Dawson). She promised to fight alongside Uhtred as a warrior, and the couple even had a brief romantic relationship, with Hild joining Uhtred on the way to Northumbria.
Hild is tasked with retrieving Uhtred’s treasures and belongings after Guthred (Thure Lindhardt) sells him as a slave, and she uses this to convince Alfred to save Uhtred. Once Uhtred is free, she returns to Wessex to retrieve her weapons from Hild, who becomes Abbess Hildegyth at the nunnery.
She gives Uhtred a silver cross as a token, and he chose to remain in the convent, enjoying his new way of life. But fans have asked if he will fight again. With this in mind, fans of The Last Kingdom may be in luck, as Hild’s story could take another dramatic turn in a fifth season.
Fans have fallen in love with her relationship with Uhtred as they respect each other as best friends and fighters. Although she hasn’t faced the battlefield in a while in The Last Kingdom, she is still considered one of the most powerful female characters in the series.
Hild doesn’t have such a prominent role in season 4 of The Last Kingdom and fans were disappointed that she didn’t appear more. Viewers are hoping that she will have a bigger role in a new series, and they want to see more of her relationship with her close friend Uhtred.
Birthistle, who plays Hild, doesn’t seem to have any future projects at the moment, so she could star in a fifth series of The Last Kingdom. The Irish actress has previously starred in Ashes to Ashes, Waking the Dead, and Five Daughters.