The Koreans have levelled up a lot when it comes to zombie movies and TV shows. And it all started when Kingdom came out on Netflix. This TV show changed what people thought about this type of show.
Because of its immense success, Kingdom has already gotten a second season and a special spinoff series entitled Kingdom: Ashin of the North. But now, fans are wondering: is Kingdom Season 3 coming out in July 2022?
Kingdom Season 3 Release Date: Has It Been Renewed?
Here’s everything we currently know about Kingdom Season 3:
The series has neither been renewed nor cancelled by Netflix. However, given that it is one of the most popular Korean zombie dramas on Netflix, it will certainly be renewed for a second season. In addition, the conclusion of the spinoff series left behind a number of significant disclosures that wrapped up Season 1’s loose ends. Fans are eagerly awaiting Netflix’s official confirmation that the series has been renewed for a third season.
As of this writing, there has been no change in the status of Kingdom’s third season. It is probable that production has been repeatedly delayed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic.
When asked about the status of the project, however, showrunner Kim Eun-hee stated in a 2020 interview with The Hollywood Reporter: “Because the series is about a pandemic, I believe it is inevitable that it will be compared to the current reality and influenced by it, for better or worse. Despite the fact that the series is a result of the producers’ vivid imaginations, I believe the outbreak will soon be contained as it is in our series.”
Since the show has not been cancelled, supporters are hoping that at least one more season will be produced. Fans cannot help but wish that filming has quietly begun nevertheless. However, until Netflix officially announces the renewal of Kingdom Season 3, we must wait.
There’s also a chance that Netflix will explore the notion of a second spinoff series, Kingdom: Crown Prince. However, there are no new developments in this.
What will happen in Kingdom Season 3?
Season 2 of “Kingdom” concludes with numerous huge cliffhangers. After Prince Chang deposes the Queen Consort and permits the Young King, who is a newborn at the time, to become the next king, the plot advances seven years to a more tranquil world, albeit the plague is far from eradicated.
In the second season, Seo-bi discovers that the disease originates from a plant that carries a parasitic worm that penetrates the brains of sick individuals. However, the plant is spreading as a result of a foreigner who is travelling and encouraging people to plant the seeds, thereby advancing the illness.
In “Kingdom: Ashin of the North,” it is revealed that Ashin is the true cause of the zombie disease, or at least its early spread; she initiated the zombie infestation to exact revenge on the Joseon kingdom for the captivity, torture, and death of her father. The special episode reveals that Ashin gave the royal physician the resurrection plant prior to the events of Season 1, triggering the King’s illness and subsequent infestation.
At the conclusion of Season 2, Prince Chang and Seo-bi face Ashin, who looks to be continuing to propagate the plant in order to wreak havoc among the empire. Can they persuade her to abandon her revenge in order to save everyone? Oh, and let’s not forget the ultimate revelation that the Young Monarch, who lives a serene, naïve existence in the capital, has a parasitic worm from the resurrection plant enter his ear, suggesting that another king would soon be infected.
Fans of the popular series will have to wait until Season 3 to find out what happens next.
What Will Kingdom Season 3 Be About?
In the same interview, Kim Eun-hee provided a brief summary of Kingdom Season 3’s plot. The author revealed her intention to make the origin of the epidemic the central theme of Season 3.
“The first season told the story of hunger, while the second season presented the story of blood. If Netflix agrees, I would like season three to be about bitterness. Season two highlighted the theme of ‘temperature,’ and I believe that if the plot were to continue north, the many ecosystems in the north would serve as a clue.”
We may also anticipate that Season 3 of Kingdom will resume up where Season 2 left off. The final episode introduced Ashin (played by Jun Ji-hyun) and left viewers unsure as to whether she is a good or bad character. However, the spinoff series reveals that Ashin was in fact responsible for turning an entire community into zombies. It will be intriguing to see how her role develops in the third season. In addition, many believe she will be the new antagonist in Season 3.
Lee Yeom, the next king of Joseon, appeared immune to the zombie epidemic. In the conclusion, the young king is somewhat older than when the disease began. Could this be his moment of realisation?
Kingdom Season 3 Cast: Who’s Back and Who’s Not?
We’ll likely see the main stars from the previous two seasons reprise their roles. These include the following:
- Ju Ji-hoon (as Prince Lee Chang)
- Bae Doona (as Seo-bi)
- Kim Sung-kyu (as Yeong-shin jein)
- Jeon Seok-ho (as Cho Beom-pal)
- Jun Ji-hyun (as Ashin)
Is There a Kingdom Season 3 Trailer Online?
Season 3 of Kingdom is not currently available online. However, we will update this item as soon as a trailer is published.
In the interim, you can watch this Netflix documentary about the origins of Kingdom.
Kingdom Season 3 Plot Speculation
Kim Eun-hee, who indicated that the upcoming season will explore the roots of the plague, has provided us with a fairly accurate description of what will occur in Kingdom season 3.
She told Soompi, “Those who have seen would recognise that Lee Chang, Seo-bi, and Yeong-shin are plague-chasers who wish it never arose.” I believe it would be a fantastic idea for season three to focus on the origin of the plague, thus we are considering doing so.
She said, “Season one told the story of hunger, and season two told the story of blood.” “If Netflix approves, I would like season three to be about bitterness. Season two focused on the theme of ‘temperature,’ and I believe that if the plot were to travel to the north, the many ecosystems in the north would serve as a hint.”
The next season will likely resume Lee Chang, Seo-bi, and Yeong-exploration shin’s to the north from where the second season left off. This will inevitably bring them into contact with Ashin and her crates of dead bodies.
In the 2021 special Ashin of the North, it was revealed that the former spy discovered the Ressurection Plant and utilised it to transform her family members into zombies. She then fed them human meat to satisfy their insatiable need, so our heroes should be wary if they encounter her.
There is also the loose plot thread of Lee Yeom, the new king of Joseon. He was infected with the zombie plague as an infant but appeared to be resistant. Still, the conclusion of season 2 showed that he was more asymptomatic than completely immune to the virus, so who knows, now that he’s older, he may finally succumb.
Where Can I Watch Kingdom Season 3?
If Kingdom season 3 is produced, it will be available on the streaming site Netflix. In the interim, check out the first and second seasons of Kingdom, which are, predictably, also accessible on Netflix.
Netflix zombie drama Kingdom has already had a second season and a spinoff series. Production of Season 3 is believed to have been repeatedly delayed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. In the second season, Seo-bi discovers that the disease originates from a plant that carries a parasitic worm. The final episode introduced Ashin (played by Jun Ji-hyun) and left viewers unsure as to whether she is a good or bad character. Kim Eun-hee indicated that the upcoming season will explore the roots of the plague.
She said, “Those who have seen would recognise that Lee Chang, Seo-bi, and Yeong-shin are plague-chasers who wish it never arose”. If Kingdom season 3 is produced, it will be available on the streaming site Netflix. The next season will likely resume Lee Chang, Seo-bi, and Yeong-explorer’s to the north. This will inevitably bring them into contact with Ashin and her crates of dead bodies.