Netflix’s ‘Kingdom’ Production Cancelled for a Week After Second Staff Member Passes Away

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A production crew member of Netflix’s South Korean zombie period drama “Kingdom” passed away after a vehicular accident on Tuesday.

The employee, identified only as Lee, 20, was the youngest member of production staff. He was in charge of props.


According to TV Report, Lee got into the accident while driving a prop car to the show’s set in Pyeongchang, Gangwon.

“After hearing the unfortunate news about one of the production staff members, we are all grieving with heavy hearts. We offer our deepest condolences to the deceased and his family members,” an official statement from the show read, according to Soompi.

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“Kingdom,” starring Joo Ji-hoon and Bae Doo-na, is based on renowned writer Kim Eun-hee’s webcomic “Land of the Gods.” The show started filming its second season on Feb. 12.

In the wake of Lee’s death, production was cancelled for the entire week, with staff planning to attend his funeral.

According to Allkpop, this is not the first time “Kingdom” lost a production crew member. In January 2018, a year before the release of its first season, a 33-year-old arts staff died due to cerebral aneurysm.

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