Netflix’s Korean original series “Kingdom” is scheduled to premiere globally on March 13. Here are the motion poster and other details as released in a recent Netflix press release.
“Kingdom,” set in some historical period in Joseon, is an adaptation from the webcomic series ‘Land of the Gods’. The series follows a crown prince, who is on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious plague that is slowly engulfing his country, as the king is already gripped with some mysterious illness.
In season 2 of “Kingdom”, we will see how the epidemic turns Joseon into hell on earth amid the ravages left by the ever-growing greed of the Cho family. Crown Prince Lee Chang continues his desperate, bloody struggle, while he has no one trustworthy to help him.
The main poster depicts the main characters on a rooftop, fleeing from a flock of zombies who are growing exponentially in number. This scene recalls the shocking finale of season 1 – an imminent onslaught by an army of zombies who, despite the break of dawn, do not fall back to sleep in the daytime as they had before.
The tagline, ‘Blood Will Spill’ foreshadows the increasing terror experienced by those running for their lives and running out of options. Each character’s face is marked by hopeless desperation, but they are all determined to survive the agonizing struggle that awaits them in season 2 of the Kingdom.
The motion art depicts the main characters: Crown Prince Lee Chang, Cho Hak-ju, Seo-bi, Mu-yeong, Yeong-sin, Beom-pal, and the Queen. Joining the cast this season is the head of the Royal Commandery Division, Min Chi-rok. Lee Chang is tougher now and more determined, as he fights to protect his people from the growing legions of zombies. Cho Hak-ju continues to be power-hungry, while Seo-bi is on the brink of a breakthrough with the resurrection plant. Mu-yeong is still steadfastly looking after Chang, and Yeong-sin is fiercer than ever. Not to be forgotten are the terror-stricken Beom-pal and the Queen with her perpetual deadpan expression.
Season 2 ramps up the tension with the introduction of Min Chi-rok, who investigates a suspicious murder in Hanyang. Kingdom season 2 continues to captivate with the story of Lee Chang’s journey back to Hanyang in search of the roots of the plague and the bloody struggle instigated by a secret plot at the heart of power in Joseon-era Korea.
This post is based on Netflix’s press release.