Realized by Kim seong-hun (A hard day) and written by Signal scribe Kim eun-hee, Kingdom takes place immediately after the death of a king in Korea’s Joseon period, which lasted between 1400 and 1900. After the king’s death, a strange plague sweeps the land, which brings out the king and dozens of others from their graves with a taste for human flesh. Ju Ji-Hoon plays the crown prince as he tries to stop the outbreak, while Sens8 ‘s Bae Doona joins his campaign as the doctor who was the first to detect the plague of the living dead.
The first season debuted with its critically acclaimed eight episodes last year and has attracted many fans who are eagerly awaiting the second season. Kingdom offered a unique and quirky take on the tired zombie genre by placing it in a medieval period, giving writers the chance to craft palace intrigue and politics alongside elements of supernatural horror. South Korean cinema is currently experiencing a resurgence of interest on the world stage thanks to Parasitehistoric Oscar victories, but audiences should also watch some great South Korean TV shows starting with Kingdom, which offers a fantastic mix of genre and historical drama.
Here is the synopsis for Kingdom season 2:
As winter approaches, the battle between the living and the living dead in Joseon has only just begun. The royal court is teeming with snakes, zombies arrive, and the crown prince has a nation to save. The worst is yet to come, and everyone will have to choose sides without knowing who they can really trust. Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong and Bae Doona return in the highly anticipated second season of Netflix Original Series KINGDOM.
Kingdom Season 2 premieres on Netflix on March 13, 2020.