Fans of the popular Korean zombie drama show will rejoice as it has been renewed for a second season coming this March 2020.
The show took the Netflix world by storm in its six-episode series. Filming has already begun in February last year and was scheduled for a January 2020 release until they moved it to March.
The main cast Joo Ji Hoon, Bae Doo Na, and Ryu Seung Ryong will be joined by Park Byung Eun and Kim Tae Hoon as new characters. The script is written by Kim Eun-hee and will be directed by Kim Seong-hun.
Kingdom is based on the Korean illustrated web comic Land of the Gods created by Kim Eun-hee. As a well-known screenwriting and filmmaking legend in South Korea, it is easy to see why fans loved the show.
The story, cinematography and stunning visual effects seen in the first season is only a sample of what’s coming in the second part. With only six episodes, one can only imagine how everyone felt with the cliffhanging finale of Season 1.
The story is set during Joseon period in Korea, where the Crown Prince Chang got involved in a political conspiracy which forced him to leave the capital. During his investigation into the man who treated his dying father, he learns that the doctor has created a mysterious plague that spread flesh-eating epidemic across the country.
The production started in February last year which is also the final winter month in South Korea. This is crucial to the story because in the season finale, we see that (spoiler alert) zombies’ weakness is humid air and not sunlight. As winter approaches, they will have more time to get out and roam around.
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