Kingdom is based on Webtoon “God’s Country”, written by Kim Eun-Hee (Signal).
a Crown Prince in medieval South Korea must fight to save his people from a zombie infection rampaging throughout the land while he evades political enemies’ schemes to take his right to the throne.
“Kingdom captured our imaginations from the moment we read the script with its visual feast of historical drama blended with supernatural fantasy,” said Netflix’s VP of international originals, Erik Barmack, when the project was announced. “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.”.
Some viewers call it a crossover of Horse to Busan (because they’re riding horses to Busan) x Game of Thrones, with the prince – Ju Ji-hoon as the K-Jon Snow.
Kingdom has been renewed for season 2 at Netflix. The 6-episode series ends with a cliffhanger, which is literally half a story.
Production is due to begin this month and shooting is expected to last until June.
btw, did you recognise the villain was the dad from “Miracle in Cell No. 7”? Also, also – this will be way better than The Walking Dead, which has gone downhill since season 5.