Netflix's 'Kingdom' Season 3: Release date, plot, how to watch hit Korean zombie series
With 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' releasing soon, here's what we know about season 3 thus far
Ever since 'Kingdom' captured the imagination of fans, each season is hotly anticipated seeing that this period zombie drama has everyone on the edge of their seats, curious to know how the story will unfold. While fans gear up for the premiere of 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North', the question remains, when will season 3 be out?
There is no release date for 'Kingdom' season 3 just yet. Watch this space for more details.
Where to watch
Season 3 of 'Kingdom' will most likely be available on Netflix, just like the first two seasons.
With seasons 1 and 2 of the series, fans saw Prince Chang (Ju Ji-hoon) fake his death to investigate the resurrection plant growing in various regions of Korea, with a mysterious seller making it available to ordinary people. However, with a growing number of zombies, another outbreak threatens to destroy the North.
While research continues to find a way to stop these zombies, the series still has many unanswered questions, especially regarding who "the seller" is behind the chaos. For now, all eyes are on Ashin, seeing that the particular episode features her story, and by the looks of it, she certainly plays a massive role in the larger scheme of things.
As reported by Soompi, there have been hints of what direction season 3 might take. Kim Eun Hee, the screenwriter of 'Kingdom', spoke about the future possibilities of the series "While working on season two, I wanted to portray a much larger universe. Those who have watched will know, but people like Lee Chang, Seo Bi, and Young Shin are all people who chase the plague, wishing it never arose. I've thought that having season three tell the story of chasing the origin of the plague would be good, so we're thinking of doing that." she explained.
She also broke down the direction in which the future seasons will move. "Season one told the story of hunger and season two told the story of blood. If Netflix agrees, I want season three to tell the story of resentment. Season two brought attention to the concept of 'temperature' and I think if the story were to travel north, the different ecosystem in the North would act as a hint." About the special episode, 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North', fans might also want to keep an eye out for Jun Ji Hyun's character, Ashin. "I think Jun Ji Hyun will become a central role alongside the main characters from season one and two," said Kim Eun Hee, adding, "I think we'll have to have a good discussion with Netflix for season three. Since all our actors are good people, we will have to match well with their schedules. Since this is a series that I've wanted to do for so long, quickly creating season three is a personal wish of mine. I will work hard."
While there is no news regarding the cast, fans can expect to see Gianna Jun return for a new season.
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'.
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'.
There is no trailer available for season 3 of the show just yet. However, you can check out the trailer for the special episode -- 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North', which premieres on Netflix on July 23, 2021. 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."
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