Kingdom (South Korean TV series)
|Based on||Land of the Gods|
by Kim Eun Hee
|Written by||Kim Eun-hee|
|Directed by||Kim Seong-hun|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Lee Sang-baek|
|Camera setup||Single camera|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||January 25, 2019|
Kingdom (Hangul: 킹덤; RR: Kingdeom), is a 2019 South Korean television series written by Kim Eun-hee and directed by Kim Seong-hun. It will be Netflix's second Korean original series,[a] and is to premiere on January 25, 2019 The series will have two seasons, with the second season set to go into production in February, 2019.
The series is adapted from the webcomic series "Land of the Gods", which was authored Writer Kim Eun-hee, her first venture into the webcomic industry, and drawn by Yang Kyung-il.
Set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period, it tells the story of a crown prince who is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious plague that’s spreading across his country. The truth threatens the kingdom, when he discovers that it is an atrocious epidemic in the form of zombies.
- Ju Ji-hoon as Crown Prince
- Bae Doona as Seo-bi
- Ryu Seung-ryong as Jo Hak jo
- Kim Sang-ho
- Heo Joon-ho
- Jeon Seok-ho
- Chu Hun-yub
- The series will be entirely pre-produced before its premiere.
- Actor Song Joong-ki was courted for the lead role but declined.
- A crew member of the art team died on January 16, 2018, due to overwork.
- The series overspent the budget, with each episode costing more than $1.78 million.
- Love Alarm was the first Korean series confirmed for pick-up by Netflix, but Kingdom will be streamed first on the service since Love Alarm is scheduled for 2019.
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