Zombie period piece series, “Kingdom” took Netflix by storm when it premiered a year ago on the streaming service. While some critics say the zombie genre is growing stale or uninspired, Kingdom took the zombie outbreak concept and did something different with it. Place it in another part of the world and in the past. Feudal Korea to be exact.
The main poster of the Season 2 series showcases scenes of protagonists who have escaped to rooftops to dodge Saengsayeok, whose number has increased exponentially out of control. The 29-second preview vividly describes the images of Crown Prince Lee Chang (starred by Joo Ji-hoon), who risks his own life to save people from zombies, and those of Prime Minister Cho Hak-joo (starred by Ryu Seung-ryong), a greedy power elite, and Seo Bi (starred by Bae Du-na) who endeavors to discover the secret of herbal medicine “saengsacho.”
“The visual images of Saengsayeok, which spread the fever of K-zombie around the world, have become stronger in Season 2, while the scale of the series has significantly expanded from Season 1,” Netflix said. “The series provides exciting stories of the crusade of Lee Chang, who marches towards the capital Hanyang to strike the origin of the zombie epidemics, and struggles around secretive plots that are unfolding at the heart of the Joseon Dynasty.
“Kingdom” returns March 13th only on Netflix.