With the new special episode ‘Kingdom: Ashin of the North’ launching on Netflix, fans are wondering if the K-drama has been renewed for season 3?
If you enjoy zombie TV series or films, there may not be another series quite like Netflix’s Kingdom for you to sink your teeth into.
The Korean drama is nothing short of a masterpiece in high-quality production and storytelling, with many fans arguing that it is one of the best original series on the entire streaming platform.
However, more than one year after season 2 released, fans are wondering if and when Kingdom will return for season 3.
Has Kingdom been renewed for season 3?
- At the time of writing, Netflix’s hit Korean zombie series has not been officially renewed for a third season, but fans shouldn’t panic just yet as the series is highly likely to return at some point.
Not only is Kingdom one of the most popular Korean series on the entire platform, but has become a staple of the Netflix’s international content. The first season scored an incredible 8.4/10 on IMDB and 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the season matching these ratings.
However, fans can sleep easy knowing that the production team are also confident that the show will return.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Kim Eun-hee said that “there’s so much more to tell and if viewers allow, I would love to see it develop even up to season 10.”
At an event in early-2021, the director Kim Sung Hoon said that the recent special Ashin of the North “will be a stepping stone to go beyond Kingdom [season] 3.”
Kingdom season 3 release date…
As the series has not been officially renewed for a third season, there is no information on when it could premiere. However, we can start predicting a potential launch window based on previous instalments.
Season 1 took 18 months to complete (from filming to premiere), with the sequel adventure taking just 13 months to launch on Netflix.
However, Ashin of the North was announced in November 2020, meaning it only took 8 months to complete the special episode.
Based on the production schedule for previous seasons and the special episode, HITC predicts that Kingdom season 3 will arrive on Netflix in April 2022.
We are expecting the cast from season 2 to reprise their roles, with several new additions including the title character Ashin of the North:
- Ju Ji-hoon as Prince Chang (The Spy Gone North)
- Bae Doona as Seo-bi (Cloud Atlas)
- Kim Sung-kyu as Yeong-shin (The Outlaws)
- Jun Ji-hyun as Ashin (Assassination)
Kingdom: Ashin of the North
Netflix released a special episode of Kingdom called ‘Ashin of the North’ on July 23rd, 2021.
The special focused on Gianna Jun’s character, Ashin; the mysterious woman who appeared in the final moments of season 2.
“Taking place in the Northern Korean Peninsula, we will learn the origins and the identity of Gianna Jun, as well as the head of the Royal Commandery Min Chi-rok. The exploration into the origin of the resurrection plant will also be delved into.” – What’s on Netflix.
You can check the trailer below and find out more information here.
If you have already watched Ashin of the North, you can find a breakdown here.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]