Kingdom Season 3: From release date to plot to cast, here is everything you need to know about the third season of Netflix’s Korean drama series Kingdom.
South Korean series and movies have gained a lot of popularity across the globe thanks to digital platforms. Netflix is a leader when it comes to global content. The digital giant has a huge collection of Korean shows and movies and the best among them is Kingdom. Launched on 25th Jan 2019, Kingdom is Netflix’s first original Korean series. The series is adapted from the webcomic series The Kingdom of the Gods, which was authored by Kim Eun-hee and drawn by Yang Kyung-il.
Directed by Kim Eun-hee, Kingdom has received a superb response from the audience across the world. The second season of the series premiered on 13 March 2020 was also a huge hit worldwide. Now, the viewers are waiting for Kingdom season 3. We are pretty much sure that it would be put sooner or later. Here are our speculations about Netflix’s Kingdom season 3.
Kingdom season 3 release date and renewal status: When will it return on Netflix?
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Kim Eun-hee said, “Strangely enough, Kingdom is a series that gives me more energy the more I write it. The cast and crew all have great chemistry, and there’s so much more to tell. If viewers allow, I would love to see it develop even up to season 10.”
Though there is no official announcement, our sources revealed that the third season is definitely on cards. Kingdom season 1 premiered on 25 January 2019, and season two arrived just over a year later on 13 March 2020.
The entertainment industry was halt due to the pandemic. The filming of movies and shows was impacted big time in 2020 and that’s probably the reason we haven’t heard anything concrete about season 3.
We are pretty confident that the series will return for season three as a special bonus episode is in production. Titled “Kingdom: Ashin of the North“, it will explore the character of Gianna Jun, portrayed by Jun Ji-hyun. It has been confirmed that Kingdom: Ashin of the North will be coming to Netflix in 2021. It will be a side sequel from Kingdom season two and a backstory about the mysterious character Lee Chang’s group encountered on their journey north to discover the origins of the infected.
At an event in early-2021, the director of Kingdom Kim Sung Hoon said, “Kingdom: Ashin of the North [the upcoming special episode] will be a stepping stone to go beyond Kingdom 3.”
Covid-19 has greatly impacted the production of the third season, which means we could see the series delayed by at least a few months. Chances of Kingdom season 3 to arrive in 2021 looks bleak. The earliest we could hope to expect the series to return to Netflix is 2022.
Kingdom season 3 cast: Who will be in it?
In the second season, many cast members fall victim to the plague, so they would not be returning.
No announcement regarding season 3 has been made. So, we would see regular cast members in season 3:
- Ju Ji-Hoon as Crown Prince Lee Chang
- Bae Doona as Seo-bi
- Kim Sung-kyu as Yeong-shin
- Jeon Seok-ho as Cho Beom-pa
- Ahn Eun-jin as Mu-Yeong’s wife
Kingdom season 3 plot: What will happen next?
In the last scene of the second season, South Korean star Jun Ji Hyun appeared in a mysterious new role. She will have a prominent role in the next season. Season 3 will pick up from where season 2 concluded i.e. seven years and three months after the initial zombie outbreak. It would be interesting to see what Jun Ji Hyun’s character up to.
In the same interviews where screenwriter Kim Eun-hee discussed Jun Ji Hyun’s role in Kingdom, she revealed a little of what we can expect from the third season:
[su_quote]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.[/su_quote]
How many episodes will be there in season 3?
Kingdom is an expensive show. The production value is high. Though Netflix understands that the demand is high for a longer season, the budget constraints are there. The first and second season had 6 episodes each and we may see the series return with another six episodes.
We will keep updating this post with the latest news on Kingdom season 3. Would you like to see a third season of Kingdom? While we wait, you can watch Kingdom season 1 and 2 on Netflix.