I never did get around to finishing season one of Korean period horror, Kingdom, but I know it’s definitely something I’ll be working to prioritize in the near future.
The second season was announced this month for a worldwide premiere date on March 13, along with key art which you can view below. Season two was greenlit long before the first season launched last January.
An epidemic turns Joseon into hell on earth amid the ravages left by the ever-growing greed of the Cho family. In Kingdom season 2, Crown Prince Lee Chang continues his desperate, bloody struggle, with no one he can trust to help him.
Actor Ju Ji-hoon returns to the role of Crown Prince Lee Chang, next to Ryoo Seong-Ryong as Cho Hak-ju, Bae Doo-na as Seo-bi, Kim Sang-ho as Mu-yeong, Kim Sung-kyu as Yeong-sin, Jun Suk-ho as Beom-pal, and Kim Hye-jun as the Queen, and actor Park Byung-eun as head of the Royal Commandery Division, Min Chi-rok.
Lee Chang is tougher now and more determined, as he fights to protect his people from the growing legions of zombies. Cho Hak-ju continues to be power-hungry, while Seo-bi is on the brink of a breakthrough with the resurrection plant. Mu-yeong is still steadfastly looking after Chang, and Yeong-sin is fiercer than ever. Not to be forgotten are the terror-stricken Beom-pal and the Queen with her perpetual deadpan expression.
Season 2 ramps up the tension with the introduction of Min Chi-rok, who investigates a suspicious murder in Hanyang. Kingdom season 2 continues to captivate with the story of Lee Chang’s journey back to Hanyang in search of the roots of the plague and the bloody struggle instigated by a secret plot at the heart of power in Joseon-era Korea.
Check out the North American and Korean key art below!