Netflix Reveals the First Look at ‘Kingdom’ Season 2
Netflix sure knows how to whet the appetite of its audience.
With fans in eager anticipation for the second season of the South Korean zombie period drama “Kingdom,” the popular streaming service decided to release an early first look at what is coming up next year.
“In case you were wondering,” Netflix’s official Facebook account wrote in a post on Monday. “We heard you loud and clear. Enjoy this first look at Kingdom Season 2.”
The post included two images, with one showing Crown Prince Yi-Chang, played by Ju Ji-hoon, apparently unsheathing his sword for an impending battle and another showing a horde of the undead in the mysterious area known as the “Frozen Valley.”
While the images offer very little of what’s to come, they are enough to generate quite a social media buzz for “Kingdom’s” next season, which will not come out until next year, at least.
Adapted by writer Kim Eun-hee and director Kim Seong-hun from the webcomic series “The Kingdom of the Gods,“ the Netflix original series was widely praised as a refreshing take on the zombie genre.
Set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period, the series features Crown Prince Yi-Chang who was forced to embark on a mission to investigate a mysterious plague that infected his father and spread to the southern provinces.
It was first revealed that filming for the second season officially started last month.
The show’s main cast, including Joo Ji-hoon, Bae Doo Na and Ryu Seung Ryong, attended their first script reading on February 12.
They were joined by Park Byung Eun, Kim Tae Hoon and others who will be playing new characters for the upcoming season.