“Kingdom,” which premiered on Netflix on January 25, 2019, was widely anticipated as the streaming service’s first Korean original series. “The Witcher,” another famous Netflix series, was also renewed for a second season before the first episode was even aired, indicating that the streaming network had a lot of faith in the action drama.
Crown Prince Lee Chang (Ju Ji-hoon) is the protagonist of “Country,” a fictional story set during the Joseon Dynasty that follows him as he sets out to revenge his father, the King of Joseon, and discover the source of a mysterious illness that is spreading throughout his kingdom. As a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Korean zombie film “Train to Busan,” “Kingdom” is nasty and gloomy, with intense fighting sequences as the characters battle zombie hordes continuously.
In no time at all, “Kingdom” became one of Netflix’s best shows. It impressed both audiences and critics, with a 96 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. There was a special episode called “Kingdom: Ashin of the North” that came out on Netflix on July 23, 2021, and it talked about Ashin, who was played by Jun Ji-Hyun in Season 2. Ashin is a new character in Season 2. There are still a lot of people who are excited about the show and want to see more. They hope that Netflix will soon show a third season of the zombie drama “Kingdom.”
Is there a release date for Kingdom Season 3?
Netflix has not yet said whether “Kingdom” will return for a third season or whether it will be cancelled. Because of the rapidity with which the previous two seasons of “Kingdom” were released, many fans anticipated that the third season would be released in early 2021.
It’s unclear why Netflix hasn’t made a decision, either way, however, it could be owing to the many delays caused by COVID-19, which have occurred in the past. In addition, it’s possible that “Kingdom” has already been renewed for an additional season — or even cancelled — but that the network has decided to hold off on announcing the news publicly.
Given the nature of the storey told in the special episode “Kingdom: Ashin in the North,” as well as the fact that it includes a great deal of background information on how the deadly zombie disease began, it is likely that it was intended to serve as a transitional episode between Seasons 2 and 3.
According to Philstar, the series’ director Kim Seong-hun “Throughout the first and second seasons of ‘Kingdom,’ subjects such as the desire for power, hunger, and lineage were discussed. And, to make the transition to Season 3, I felt that something fresh was required “Essentially, this is confirming that a third season is on the way, or at the very least that the director has plans for one.
Because the show has become an international sensation and the makers have stated that they intend to produce additional seasons, it is all but certain that “Kingdom” Season 3 will be released. When it comes to when fans will be able to watch it, it will most likely launch sometime in 2022.
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Who Is a Member of the Kingdom Season 3 Cast?
Along with Ji-hoon as Prince Chang, “Kingdom” also stars Bae Doona as Seo-bi, a physician who is one of the first to witness the virus and instantly embarks on a mission to discover a cure. Bae Doona has previously acted in prominent productions such as “Sense8” and “Sympathy for Mr Vengeance.” Kim Sung-kyu as Yeong-shin, a competent tiger hunter who knows how to use a rifle, and Jeon Seok-ho as Cho Beom-pal, a greedy man who has emotions for Seo-bi and joins Prince Chang to survive, are two other allies of the prince.
Ji-Hyun makes his first appearance as Ashin at the end of Season 2, setting the stage for “Kingdom: Ashin in the North.” As revealed in the spinoff episode, Ashin has intimate ties to the cause of the epidemic, thus she will undoubtedly play a key role in Season 3 as Prince Chang, Seo-bi, and the others try to find a permanent solution to the disease. The Young King, played by Kim Kang-hoon, is another character who will most likely play a crucial role in the third season of “Kingdom.” During Season 2‘s final time jump ahead, he is roughly seven years old and reigns as King of Joseon after Prince Chang relinquishes his title.
What Will Transpire in Kingdom Season 3 Is Yet to Be Determined.
Season 2 of “Kingdom” finishes with some notable cliffhangers. The drama jumps forward seven years after Prince Chang deposes the Queen Consort and instals the Young King, who was still a baby at the time, as the new monarch, to a more tranquil world, but the plague is still present. In the second season, Seo-bi learns that the epidemic is caused by a resurrection plant that harbours a parasitic worm that infects affected people’s brains. However, the plant is spreading, with a stranger spreading the virus by encouraging others to plant the seeds.
We learn in “Kingdom: Ashin of the North” that Ashin is the true cause of the zombie virus — or at least its early spread — and that she started the zombie outbreak to exact revenge on the Joseon kingdom for her father’s captivity, torture, and eventual death. The special episode reveals that Ashin is the one who sent the resurrection plant to the royal physician before the events of Season 1, resulting in the King’s sickness and subsequent infestation.
At the end of Season 2, Prince Chang and Seo-bi run into Ashin, who looks to be propagating the plant to bring disorder to the empire. Can they persuade her to forego her revenge to save everyone? Oh, and don’t forget the final reveal: the Young Monarch, who is leading a peaceful, naïve life in the capital, has a parasitic worm from the resurrection plant enter his ear, implying that another king will be infected soon.