What do you think would happen if an apocalypse broke out during Korea’s Joseon dynasty? What do you think would happen if a zombie and a prince met? The answer would be Netflix’s upcoming drama series Kingdom.
After the success of Seoul Station and Train to Busan last year, the zombie genre has proved to be popular in the film industry. Blood, brains, and the occasional limb ripping scene. Fans of the genre are in for a treat because there are rumours Netflix are making a Korean zombie drama.
But that’s not all. Kingdom will be putting their cards on the table. The eight-part series will also include elements from the historical and fantasy genres because it will be set during the Joseon dynasty, an era that covered the 14th to late 19th century. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, starring Lee Joon-gi and IU, focused on part of the era last year and was loved by many.
From the director of The Host and hit adaptation of Snowpiercer, Kim Seong-hun is the man behind the idea for Kingdom. He agreed to join forces with Netflix and plans to bring to its streaming service worldwide in 2018 in partnership with Korean production company Astory.
The plot promises to be a cross between Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. It follows a prince sent to investigate a medical outbreak. Not sure why a prince would be the best choice to figure out a deadly disease in such difficult circumstances. But hey, if that’s how Kim Seong-hun wants to roll then so be it.
The medical outbreak turns out to be a zombie apocalypse and the prince has to keep the threat under control that could ruin Korean and the rest of the world. The plot leaves a lot to the imagination, but from first glance we are hoping the drama will be the beginning of engaging a wider audience with Korean dramas.
There is no release date, but if there are any updates or information we will be sure to include it in this post or on Facebook.
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