Kingdom: Ashin of the North 2021 Movie Review
Kingdom made me fall in love with K-dramas all over again. The entire show was one hell of a ride. I mean zombies in ancient Korea? Take my money. When season two ended, I was left with a lot of uncertainty. They ended the show with a mysterious woman staring at the chaos of the zombie outbreak, smiling bitterly.
Now, what’s up with that? Who is she, and why is she there? What does her presence at the end mean? Is she responsible for whatever the hell happened in the two whole seasons? Yeah, a whole lot of questions.
Thankfully, Netflix has decided to save us the time and trouble for coming up with theories. The show will release a brand new sidequel episode titled “Kingdom: Ahsin of the North,” which will answer all our questions from the show.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North will center around South Korean top actress Jun Ji Hyun’s mysterious character who appeared in the last seconds of the second season finale. It will not only tell the story of the mysterious heir to the Northern Yeojin tribe village but will also finally reveal the origins of the resurrection plant that triggered the avalanche of tragic events that swept through Joseon and a woman abandoned by all – Ashin.
Directed by Kim Seong-hun from a screenplay written by Kim Eun-hee, the special episode will be led by Gianna Jun as Ashin, Kim Sia as young Ashin, and Park Byung-Eun who reprises his role from the main series as head of Royal Commandery Min Chi Rok. The latter was one of the men that helped Crown Prince Lee Chang in fending off the infected from infiltrating the royal palace. It is a co-production between Baram Pictures, B.A. Entertainment and Studio Dragon.
The main series Kingdom is set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period. In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious plague spreads to turn the infected into monsters. The crown prince, framed for treason and desperate to save his people, sets out on a journey to unveil what evil lurks in the dark.