Kingdom Zombie Series Heading to Netflix
Netflix has picked up yet another Korean television series, this time set during Korea’s Joseon period, which spans from 1392 to 1897. Kingdom, to be directed by Kim Seong-hun (Tunnel), is a zombie thriller series under the hat of a historical drama.
According to Deadline, Kingdom will center around a crown prince that has been “sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak that leads him to a brutal truth that threatens the kingdom.”
Judging by the length of the Joseon period, this prince’s investigation could very well come across the Black Plague that spanned Europe towards the end of the medieval period. I have hope, but it’s more likely that Kingdom will be exclusive to Korean history.
The show will be eight episodes long so far and written by Kim Eun-hee (Signal). To be produced by Astory, Eun-hee hopes that Kingdom will “reflect[s] the fears and anxiety of modern times but explored through the lens of a romantic fascination of the historical Joseon period.”
And, that by working with Netflix, he will have the freedom to “unlock this creative vision for Kingdom and I am excited to further build this unique story with the director for whom I have tremendous respect.”
The Kingdom series will contain eight episodes that will be released exclusively on Netflix in 2018 across 190 countries and was chosen, as VP of international originals at Netflix Erik Barmack states, because “Kingdom captured our imaginations from the moment we read the script with its visual feast of historical drama blended with supernatural fantasy. We are incredibly honored by this rare opportunity of pairing two premier creative minds in Korea- film director Kim Seong-hun and television writer Kim Eun-hee.”
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