Look out, Kingdom fans!
In a recent interview, screenwriter Kim Eun-hee discussed a possible third season for the Netflix original K-drama that has taken the world by storm.
The 48-year-old Eun-hee, who also penned the critically-acclaimed drama Signal, has been working on Kingdom since 2011. “Season one told the story of hunger and season two told the story of blood. If Netflix agrees, I want season three to tell the story of resentment. Season two brought attention to the concept of ‘temperature’ and I think if the story were to travel north, the different ecosystem in the North would act as a hint."
She also alluded to the upcoming significance of actress Jun Ji-hyun's character in the series' third season.:“I think Jun Ji-hyun will become a central role alongside the main characters from season one and two," she said.
“While working on season two, I wanted to portray a much larger universe. Those who have watched will know, but people like Lee Chang (Ju Ji-hoon), Seo Bi (Bae Doona), and Young Shin (Kim Sung-kyu) are all people who chase the plague, wishing it never arose. I’ve thought that having season three tell the story of chasing the origin of the plague would be good, so we’re thinking of doing that.”
The second season of the thrilling period drama was met with rave reviews, scoring an audience approval rate of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The show comes as a surreal parallelism in the time of COVID-19, given that it follows a global (zombie) pandemic in medieval Korea.