Watch: Special Episode Of “Kingdom” Starring Jun Ji Hyun To Be Released In July + Shares Foreboding Teaser
Netflix has confirmed the date for the release of the special episode of “Kingdom”!
As an extension of “Kingdom” season two, “Kingdom: Ashin of the North” will be about Ashin, the mysterious figure Lee Chang’s (Joo Ji Hoon‘s) party encountered while heading north on their search for the secret behind the resurrection plant. Jun Ji Hyun’s character became a hot topic after appearing in the ending of season two, and Ashin’s mysterious background will finally be revealed through the upcoming episode. In addition to the story of Ashin, the heir to the Northern Yeojin tribe village, the episode will tell the origin story of the resurrection plant.
Park Byung Eun, who left a strong impression as the head of the Royal Commandery Min Chi Rok in “Kingdom” season two, will also be appearing in the special episode.
The special episode will be helmed by director Kim Sung Hoon, who was in charge of the general production of seasons one and two of “Kingdom.” Scriptwriter Kim Eun Hee, who wrote the first two seasons of “Kingdom,” will also be participating in the writing of the special episode. The episode will be co-produced by BA Entertainment and Studio Dragon.
“Kingdom: Ashin of the North” will be released on July 23, and Netflix shared an exciting teaser to get the fans ready for the special story!
The teaser opens up with eerie music, and it gives a glimpse of the young Ashin in a dark cave. She runs her fingers over strange words written on a rock, and her deep eyes glisten with mysteriousness. She is holding onto a purple flower, which is the resurrection plant, and towards the end of the clip, she crushes it in her small palm. The caption reads, “To revive the dead, a price must be paid.” The special episode will reveal how the plague started and how the resurrection plant that grows in the northern region engulfed Joseon into darkness.
Watch the teaser below!
In the meantime, watch Jun Ji Hyun in “The Legend of the Blue Sea” here: