Netflix Is Developing a Medieval Korean Zombie Series Called KINGDOM
As Netflix continues to kick ass with great original series and films, they've recently announced a new series they are developing called Kingdom, and it sounds like it's gonna be awesome!
This is a Korean period zombie thriller that's being directed by Kim Seong-hun (Tunnel). The story is set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period and follows a crown prince who is sent on "a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak that leads him to a brutal truth that threatens the kingdom."
As a fan of the zombie genre, this sounds like an exciting premise. I especially like the fact that it's set in Medieval Korea. That will give it an incredibly unique flare. Erik Barmack, VP of international originals at Netflix, had this to say in a statement:
"Kingdom captured our imaginations from the moment we read the script with its visual feast of historical drama blended with supernatural fantasy. We are incredibly honored by this rare opportunity of pairing two premier creative minds in Korea- film director Kim Seong-hun and television writer Kim Eun-hee."
The writer of the series added:
“I have been working on Kingdom since 2011. I wanted to write a story that reflects the fears and anxiety of modern times but explored through the lens of a romantic fascination of the historical Joseon period. Working with Netflix helps us to unlock this creative vision for Kingdom and I am excited to further build this unique story with the director for whom I have tremendous respect."
There will be eight episodes total, and they will premiere exclusively on Netflix sometime in 2018.