The kingdom fans rejoice! Season 2 of the South Korean Zombie Age drama returns to Netflix on March 13. After a globally acclaimed debut season, we can’t wait to see how this artfully executed series moves forward.
Not familiar with The kingdom?
Based on Korean webcomic Land of the Gods by author Kim Eun-hee, a well-known and revered Korean playwright and screenwriter, Kim Eun-hee was also the author of the series and adapted his webcomic for a mainstream audience. Critics have been mesmerized by the show’s ability to deliver such a wild storyline while maintaining dramatic visual effects throughout. It wasn’t long before The Kingdom developed a following cult.
The series follows Lee Chang (Ju-Ji Hoon), the crown prince of the Kingdom of Joseon (1392-1897) in Korea, who is forced to investigate the spread of an undead plague and the cunning conspirators behind the plan. diabolical. Season 1 left us hungry after a series of 6 episodes. Season 2 will release the same number of episodes, but don’t worry! Season 2 promises to give us plenty to eat.
The first season of The Kingdom, sees the king suffering from a mysterious disease. Just ten days after the disease spread, the Queen (Kim Hye-Jun) and her father, the country’s chief state councilor Cho Hak-Joo, cut off all contact with the king.
So, no one has seen or heard of their patriarch in 10 days, including his own son, Crown Prince Yi Chang. Chang takes it upon himself to sneak into the palace and is instantly mired in disbelief. He soon discovers the true nature of his father’s condition and something is wrong with him.
Chang finds himself soon caught in a political plot and forced to flee the capital. After further investigation of the man who treated his father, Chang’s mission quickly turns sour when he learns that the doctor’s work has led to the creation of a mysterious plague that resurrects the dead, and by the way then they will wake up as horrible flesh-eating monsters. . As the epidemic threatens to devastate Korea, the crown prince must find a way to unite the people and save his kingdom.
Season 1 only gave us half of what Land of the Gods had to offer, so there is plenty of material to pick up where it left off. Let’s start with the most obvious plot. TThe undead horde is only moments away from attacking Sangju. Much to the horror of Prince Chang and his fellow defenders, the undead are still active as long as the sun shines, raising the stakes higher and higher.
Meanwhile, Queen Cho hasn’t done anything right. After her fake pregnancy backfires, the Queen plots to steal a boy from the first woman in the group of pregnant women. The first born male will take the throne as heir to the Cho clan, thus depriving the crown prince of his rights to the kingdom.
That said, the trailer revealed just information that we can expect the same stunning visuals and design that made us pale in Season 1. We also have four words left: There will be blood.