'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' Starring Gianna Jun, Park Byung-eun, Kim Sia Confirmed for 23 July Release

Friday, June 04, 2021

Netflix has confirmed 23 July 2021 as the release date of Kingdom: Ashin of the North, a special episode that will expand the horizons of the Kingdom series, a much loved series created by Korean storytellers. This special episode reveals the origins of the resurrection plant that triggered the avalanche of tragic events that swept through Joseon and a woman abandoned by all - Ashin. 
Recently released footage begins with young Ashin holding a torch and entering an eerie cave in the dark. Inside, she discovers strange markings on a rock along with the mysterious resurrection plant. An intriguing backstory of the epidemic is coming, unveiling how the resurrection plant that grows in the northern regions managed to travel down to wreak havoc on Joseon land. 
Kingdom: Ashin of the North will be directed by Kim Seong-hun, who directed and oversaw the production of the first season of Kingdom. Writer Kim Eun-hee, who scripted the two seasons, also returned to pen an epic story of Kingdom: Ashin of the North. Gianna Jun who made a striking appearance as the adult Ashin at the end of Season 2, returns to appease the viewers clamoring for more of her intriguing character. Kim Sia, who has impressed with her skilled acting in The House of Us and Miss Baek, will portray Ashin as a child. Park Byung-eun reprises his role as Min Chi-rok, the Head of the Royal Commandery Division who helped Crown Prince Lee Chang in fending off the infected from infiltrating the royal palace. Kingdom: Ashin of the North tells the tale of the mysterious new figure Ashin and the origins of the epidemic that revived the dead king and led to the devastation of the Joseon kingdom. 

An expanded backstory of how it all began, Kingdom: Ashin of the North will be released to worldwide audiences on 23 July 2021, only on Netflix.

Watch the announcement video here:

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