Season 3 of the Korean show ‘Kingdom’ is on its way and the plot is going to unfurl new challenges for the prince. What are they? Let’s find out.
Korean zombie drama ‘Kingdom’ has made the cut to the rave party since Netflix released it in 2019. Written and created by Kim Eun-hee, the show takes the form of a “sageuk” which essentially means a historical drama. The historical note of the Japanese colonisation of Korea and its after-effects is what makes the show different from the run-of-the-mill zombie drama. ‘Kingdom’ is returning with season 3 and, as promised, the plot will be more riveting than ever.
- People are relating more with ‘Kingdom’ in terms of the pandemic
- All you need to know about season 3 of ‘Kingdom’
- Kim Eun-hee hopes for 10 more seasons of ‘Kingdom’
People are relating more with ‘Kingdom’ in terms of the pandemic
Recent unfortunate events have placed the world in the grip of a deadly pandemic, and interestingly, people are turning to ‘Kingdom’ for drawing analogies. Zombie drama ‘Kingdom’ is set in the middle of an almost apocalyptic pandemic, making people strive for a cure. Naturally, quarantined while the coronavirus pandemic threatened the world, people couldn’t help but realise similarities between the real and the reel. Kim Eun-hee spoke to “The Hollywood Reporter” about the relevance of the show with the current situation. He said, “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”.
Eun-hee, however, has pointed out that there is more to ‘Kingdom’ than the pandemic. He said, “While ‘Kingdom’ deals with a plague, I tried to put more focus on the story of the people that respond to it rather than the plague itself. Some fight it, some give up, and some use it to rise to power. If viewers were to focus more on those characters, I think it could alleviate the fear toward the epidemic”. Taking cue from that, the plot of ‘Kingdom’ Season 3 will be taking the Prince on a wild journey trying to find the cure.
All you need to know about season 3 of ‘Kingdom’
Season 3 of ‘Kingdom’ will definitely bring back Ju Ji-hoon as Prince Lee Chang. He will be joined by Ryu Seung-ryong to play the crown advisor, Cho Hak-ju. Bae Doo-na will return as Seo-bi, while Kim Sung-kyu comes back to play the role of Yeong-shin jein.
The plot for season 3 of ‘Kingdom’ will have all these major characters pick up their stories from where season 2 signed off. That means the timeline we will be seeing in season 3 would be seven years from the first zombie outbreak.
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First off, we’re hoping that there would be some closure to the intentions of Jun Ji-hyun behind trying to expand the zombie outbreak. Is her motive politically driven or is she naturally inclined towards chaos? The plot for season 3 of ‘Kingdom’ will set the Prince up for more challenging situations. We know that the worms had no effect on him as a baby, but how does it affect him as a grown-up, we’ll find out.
As it turns out, a parasite has entered his brain, although it is unlikely that he will turn into a monster. Apparently, the worm has lived inside the Prince long enough without transforming him into a zombie. The plot of ‘Kingdom’ Season 3 might see the Prince developing into a cross between a zombie and a human.
Kim Eun-hee hopes for 10 more seasons of ‘Kingdom’
Netflix might not have given the green signal to season 3 of ‘Kingdom’ yet, but it is inevitable. ‘Kingdom’ will return for season 3 with a plot as gripping as the previous ones and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Writer Kim Eun-hee hopes to develop the show for at least ten more seasons and given its popularity that doesn’t sound like an impossible dream.
Kim Eun-hee said, “Strangely enough, ‘Kingdom’is a series that gives me more energy the more I write it. The cast and crew all have great chemistry, and there’s so much more to tell. If viewers allow, I would love to see it develop even up to season 10”. It’s too soon to out the verdict on season 10, but season 3 is at the doorstep. Until then, long live the ‘Kingdom’!
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