'Kingdom: Ashin of the North': Release date and how to watch 'Kingdom' special episode

'Kingdom: Ashin of the North': Release date and how to watch 'Kingdom' special episode
Gianna Jun as Ashin in 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' (Instagram/ @netflixkr)

Been waiting eagerly for the next season of 'Kingdom'? For fans of the series, there is something exciting lined up, a special episode titled 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North', that offers a deeper look into Ashin's past.

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Release date

'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' premieres on Netflix on July 23, 2021.

How to watch

You can live stream 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' on Netflix.


'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' is a special episode that focuses on Ashin's story. It looks at a young Ashin and what could possibly be her motives, seeing that she is speculated to be the one spreading the virus that brings the dead back to life. As per the official synopsis: "Ashin and her father are part of a foreign tribe that has settled within the Kingdom of Joseon. Their encounter with a mysterious disease sets Ashin down a path of betrayal, prejudice, and revenge."


To refresh your memory, here is what 'Kingdom' is about. "In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumor of the king's death spreads, as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil scheme and save his people."



Gianna Jun

Jun Ji-hyun who is known by her English name Gianna Jun is an award-winning actress. Her works include 'Assassination', 'The Berlin File', 'The Thieves', 'Snow Flower and 'The Secret Fan', 'The Legend of the Blue Sea', 'My Love From the Star' and 'Happy Together'.



Park Byung-eun

Actor Park Byung-eun's works include 'A Man and a Woman', 'The Hunt', 'One Line', 'The Mayor', 'The Return', 'The Great Battle', 'Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage' and 'Seo Bok'. 



Kim Shi-a

Kim Shi-a is an actress. She is known for her works which include 'The Closet', 'Ashfall', 'The House of Us', 'Miss Baek' and 'Perfume'. 



Kim Roi-ha

Kim Roi-ha is an actor whose works include Sovereign Default', 'The Stone', 'Monster', 'Doomsday Book', 'Hindsight', 'A Little Pond', 'Where is Jung Seung-pil' and 'Dachimawa Lee'. 

Koo Kyo-hwan

Koo Kyo-hwan is an actor and film director. His works include 'Beaten Black and Blue', 'Jane', 'Maggie' and 'Peninsula'.




Kim Seong-hun

Kim Seong-hun is a South Korean film and television director. His works include 'Oh! Happy Day', 'He Was Cool', 'How the Lack of Love Affects Two Men', 'A Hard Day' and 'The Tunnel'.



Kim Eun-hee

Kim Eun-hee is a playwright and screenwriter and has worked on the 'Kingdom' series since 2011. Her other works include 'Signal', 'Three Days', 'Phantom' and 'Sign'.


'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' offers a look into Ashin's past and what drives her as a character. The caption shared with the trailer reads: "Tragedy, betrayal and a mysterious discovery fuel a woman's vengeance for the loss of her tribe and family in this special episode of 'Kingdom'."



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