An international sensation, Kingdom has knocked the walls of political drama and horror and gave fans much chills with its two successful seasons. It is a South Korean television series, written by Kim Eun-hee and directed by Kim Seong-hun. Fans are anxious for the possibility of a third season. We are here to disclose everything we know about its potential renewal.
Hold your heart and continue reading!
The series kicked off with its first season in January 2019, with the second season arriving just a year later in March 2020. Looking at the pattern, we expected the new season to arrive in the first half of 2021.
However, as of March 15, 2020, the production of all the originals was halted. There is no way to know when we would get to see the new episodes because of the pandemic. We might need to wait until the latter part of 2021 after all.
Teasing to fans, Kim Eun-hee said to PhilStar Global: “As you all know, production of season three is dependent on the success of season two.
“If you support and love season two, I’m sure we’ll be able to bring you season three with a greater world. I personally hope that the series continues all the way to season 10.”
We have a reason to believe now that we will definitely get Season 3!
The same faces will likely dominate the screens in the next season.
Among those likely to return are Ryu Seung-Yong as Minister Cho Hak-Ju, Kim Sung-kyu as Young-shin, and Jun Ji-Hyun Kim Sang-ho as Moo-young with few others.
South Korean actor Jun Ji Hyun also appeared in a mysterious role in the last scene of Season 2. We might see a few new characters in the new season.
After killing all the infected in the kingdom, Crown Prince Chang gave up his throne to be recorded as dead, to Muyeong’s son who had been bitten by one of the infected. What does it mean for the future king now that he is bitten? Will he turn into a Monster or a Zombie/human hybrid? The Prince along with his companions did go to find out how the plague was being spread. Later, the show reveals that a woman is responsible for selling a resurrection plant that spread the plague. What was her motive? Is there a cure for the plague? We will find out in the next season.
Adopted from the webcomic series called The Kingdom of Gods, the story has a lot more points to explore.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kim Eun-hee talked about comparisons between Kingdom and the current real-world situation: “Because the series deals with a pandemic, I think it’s inevitable that the show is compared to the current reality and affected by it, whether it be good or bad.
“Although the series is a product of the creators’ wild imagination, I hope the epidemic will soon be under control like in our series.”
The world definitely could use some good right now.
Don’t expect a trailer anytime soon. It will be released a few months before the actual release of the new season.