PUBLISHED: 11:15, Tue, Oct 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:15, Tue, Oct 20, 2020
The Last Kingdom is on Netflix now and the series, based on The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell, has been renewed for season five. The series tells the story of the unification of England as one country, and it stars Uhtred as the 'Dane slayer'. Fans felt Uhtred's friend Sihtric (Arnas Fedaravičius) only played a minor role in season four, and they are wondering whether he will leave in the next season.
The Last Kingdom is a popular historical drama series which follows Uhtred, who was born a Saxon but was raised by Danes after his father was killed in battle.
Uhtred came across Sihtric, who had been abandoned by his own father, and he agreed to let Sihtric follow him.
Across the series, Sihtric and Uhtred become close friends, along with Uhtred's men Finan (Mark Rowley) and Osferth (Ewan Mitchell).
Sihtric had left behind his wife and child to join Uhtred on his journey and has sworn his loyalty to him, living to protect him at all costs.
Although Sihtric is considered to be one of the most important characters in the series, fans are worried his character is slowly being written out as they feel he did not have many lines in season four.
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The Last Kingdom: Sihtric may leave Uhtred behind (Image: Netflix)
The Last Kingdom: Finan and Sihtric support Uhtred (Image: Netflix)
They took to Reddit to discuss Sihtric's role in the series, with LazyCouchG3mer saying: "Sihtric & Osferth - Wtf is with the lack of lines/scenes from these two in S4? "If the show explored them a bit more it would make the dynamic of the group so much more. They only contribute witty jokes and sly looks now, GIVE THEM MORE LINES TLK!"
Other fans pointed out how there are not enough episodes per season in order to fully develop the characters, with season four consisting of 10 episodes.
TheAdlerian added: "Yes, double the episodes would be great. There's plenty of story to tell and the show goes so fast. They would be rewarded for the extra shows since we would certainly watch."
Another fan said he "better get more lines in season five", but others do not consider him to be one of the main characters in the series.
In an interview with The Screen Chronicles, the hosts said they had feared Sihtric or one of his friends may have died in season four.
The Last Kingdom: Fans are worried Sihtric may leave the series (Image: Netflix)
Fedaravičius responded by saying he plans for his character's death with every new