Like the dead, Netflix never sleeps and the streaming giant will continue to roll out even more exciting international series in 2019, in the wake of hits like the German-language hit. Dark and the Danish apocalypse drama YA The rain. Now they’re dipping a cut toe into the zombie genre with the South Korean period drama Kingdom. Set in an ancient kingdom riddled with corruption and death, Kingdom follows the crown prince on a suicide mission to save the kingdom when a zombie plague sweeps through the countryside following news of the king’s death.
“Kingdom captivated our imaginations from the moment we read the script with its visual feast of historical drama mixed with supernatural fantasy, âsaid vice president of Netflix International Originals, Erik Barmack, when the project was announced. “We are incredibly honored by this rare opportunity to pair two leading creative minds in Korea – director Kim seong-Hun and television writer Kim Eun-Hey. “.
The six-episode series and stars a familiar face from the Netflix family, Sense8’s Bae Doona, alongside Ju ji hoon, Ryu Seung Ryong, Kim sangho, Heo joon ho, and Jeon Seok Ho. Kingdom debuts on Netflix at the end of this month, and the streaming site must have a lot of self-confidence, as they have already renewed the big-budget series for a second season, which is slated to go into production in February 2019. C It’s easy to see why – the trailer teases the cinematic, intense zombie action with the novelty of a vintage setting. It could certainly be a huge success for the company. Find out for yourself in the new trailer below.
Here is the official synopsis of Kingdom.
In a kingdom vanquished by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumor of the king’s death spreads, much like a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and starving for flesh. The crown prince, victim of a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to uncover the evil plan and save his people.
Kingdom premieres on Netflix on Friday, January 25.
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