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Want more of Korean zombie drama Kingdom? The special episode is out in July

The 90-minute episode will provide a backstory of how it all began, including the origin of the resurrection plant.

Want more of Korean zombie drama Kingdom? The special episode is out in July

Viewers will learn more about the mysterious character played by Gianna Jun in the special episode of Kingdom. (Photo: Netflix)

Fans of Korean zombie series Kingdom, your wait for the special episode that was announced last November is finally coming to an end.

Netflix has announced that the “sidequel”, Kingdom: Ashin Of The North, will premiere globally on Jul 23.

A scene from Kingdom: Ashin Of The North. (Photo: Netflix)

The 90-minute episode is an extension of season two, and will provide a backstory of how it all began. 

The audience will find out more about the mysterious character Ashin, played by Gianna Jun, that appeared at the end of the season. The show will also reveal the origin of the resurrection plant that wreaked havoc through the Joseon kingdom as it turned the dead into zombies.

In a newly released teaser, we see a young Ashin holding a torch and entering a dark cave where she discovers strange markings on a rock along with the mysterious resurrection plant. The accompanying copy reads, “To revive the dead, a price must be paid”.

Kim Seong-hun, who directed season one and oversaw season two, as well as scriptwriter for the first two seasons, Kim Eun-hee, teamed up for this episode. Also returning for this special episode is Park Byung-fun, who played the head of the Royal Commandery, Min Chi-rok, in season two. Newcomer Kim Sia plays Ashin as a child.

Source: CNA/sr

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