Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s (played by Alexander Dreymon) story will soon be back on screens as part of Netflix’s feature-length The Last Kingdom blockbuster, Seven King Must Die. But while spoilers are being kept heavily guarded, a number of the historical drama’s fandom have been keeping up to date with leading star Dreymon on social media – and he had quite the surprise in store on Friday, August 12. In view of his 1.3million Instagram followers, Dreymon revealed he’d been gifted a replica of Uhtred’s iconic sword. “I’m very excited,” Dreymon said in a short clip of the unveiling before letting out a whistle as he uncovered the item.
He went on: “It’s gorgeous. Look at that. I feel like I should be using the sword to open this one.” Dreymon then reached for a second package sent his way, filled with more goodies.“Destiny is all!” Dreymon yelled before turning to the camera and asking: “You wanna play with it?” Dreymon accompanied the video with a caption thanking the senders for their sweet tribute to his iconic Last Kingdom alter-ego. He penned: “Thank you to all my friends at @carnivalfilms for this precious gift.
“I will send you the bill when I accidentally stab the couch. I’ll always be grateful to you for letting me be your Uhtred. “Thank you for the journey and for everything I’ve learned along the way. “Destiny is all,” he signed off, again repeating the famous Last Kingdom phrase. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for hundreds of fans to express their delight at the tribute to Uhtred. And among the reactions to the post were a few familiar faces as a number of his Last Kingdom co-stars shared their thoughts.