Kingdom

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Kingdom will be Netflix’s second Korean original series. It is adapted from the webcomic series “신의 나라 / Land of the Gods”, which was authored Writer Kim Eun Hee, her first venture into the webcomic industry, and drawn by Yang Kyung Il which was first published on 2015-July-23 by RHK. It’s planned for three seasons.

Set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period, it tells the story of a crown prince Lee Chang (Joo Ji Hoon) who is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious plague that’s spreading across his country. The truth threatens the kingdom, when he discovers that it is an atrocious epidemic in the form of zombies.

  • Drama: Kingdom
  • Revised romanization: Kingdeom
  • Hangul: 킹덤
  • Director: Kim Sung-Hoon
  • Writer: Kim Eun-Hee (webcomic & screenplay), Yang Kyung-Il (cartoon)
  • Network: Netflix
  • Episodes: 6
  • Release Date: January 25, 2019
  • Runtime:

Synopsis

10 days have passed since the King collapsed from an illness. Queen Jo (Kim Hye-Jun) and her father Chief State Councilor Jo Hak-Joo (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) have forbidden anyone else to see the King. Even his own son Crown Prince Lee Chang (Ju Ji-Hoon) is forbidden to see his father. In the meantime, Chief State Councilor Jo Hak-Joo rules Joseon with an iron fist, but rumors spread that the King is dead.

Crown Prince Lee Chang senses something sinister and sneaks into the King’s palace. He sees a shadowy monster through a door and smells its foul stench, but he is discovered and escorted out of the palace. His guard Moo-Young (Kim Sang-Ho) steals the medical journal for the King. The journal is nearly empty, but lists the name of Physician Lee Seung-Hui (Kwon Bum-Taek).

To find out what happened to the King, Crown Prince Lee Chang and Moo-Young travel to the Jiyulheon clinic in faraway Dongnae to see the physician. When they arrive, they discover that the clinic is in ruins and dead bodies are found under a building. Crown Prince Lee Chang and Moo-Young later learn that the only person to have survived the clinic is medical staff member Seo-Bi (Bae Doo-Na). When they finally find Seo-Bi, she tells the them that the dead they saw at the clinic are not dead and they will rise up soon to kill.

Notes

  1. Kingdom Torrent Files is based on the webcomic “Burning Hell Shinui Nara” by Kim Eun-Hee (writer) & Yang Kyung-Il (illustrator) (first published July 23, 2015 by RHK).
  2. Song Joong-Ki was first offered the lead role, but declined.
  3. Related titles (drama series):
    1. Kingdom (Netflix / 2019)
    2. Kingdom2 (Netflix / 2020)

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