The premiere of “Kingdom” on January 25, 2019, Netflix’s first Korean original series, was eagerly awaited. Although the first season had not yet been released, the action drama was renewed for a second season by the streaming network. This was done in a similar fashion to the highly successful Netflix series “The Witcher.” Fictional events in “Kingdom” take place during the Joseon Dynasty, and the film’s protagonist, Crown Prince Lee Chang (Ju Ji-hoon), seeks vengeance for his murdered father, the King of Joseon, and the source of a mystery illness sweeping the nation. Like the popular Korean zombie film “Train to Busan,” “Kingdom” features gory violence and violent action sequences in which the protagonists must repeatedly battle off waves of the undead.
Instantly popular with viewers and reviewers alike, “Kingdom” has risen to the ranks of Netflix’s top original programs. The second season debuted on Netflix on March 13, 2020, and on July 23, 2021, a special episode titled “Kingdom: Ashin of the North,” which focused on the origin tale of a new character introduced in Season 2, Ashin, played by Jun Ji-hyun, was released. Well, viewers are still interested in “Kingdom” and can’t wait for a third season to air on Netflix’s zombie drama. Here is what we know about Season 3 of “Kingdom” so far.
Kingdom Season 3 Renewal Status
Season 3 of Kingdom has not yet been ordered by Netflix. The first two seasons took almost a year to film, so it’s understandable that no announcements have been made about fresh episodes while the global COVID-19 pandemic persists. There will soon be a release of six new episodes of the wildly popular South Korean drama.
Kingdom Season Cast
- Ju Ji-hoon as Lee Chang
- Ryu Seung-ryong as Lord Cho Hak-ju
- Bae Doona as Seo-bi
- Kim Sung-kyu as Yeong-shin
- Jeon Seok-ho as Cho Beom-pal
- Kim Hye-jun as Queen Consort Cho
- Kim Sang-ho as Mu-yeong
- Huh Joon-ho as Lord Ahn Hyeon
- Jun Ji-hyun as Ashin
- Park Byung-eun as Min Chi-rok
- Koo Kyo-hwan as Ai Da Gan
- Kim Roi-ha as Ta Hab
- Jung Suk-won as Cho Beom-il
- Kim Jong-soo as Kim Sun
- Kwon Bum-taek as Lee Seung-hui
- Lee Yang-hee as the Minister of War
- Jin Seon-kyu as Deok Sung
- Jeon Su-ji as Ashin’s mother
- Joo Suk-tae as Lee Do-jin
- Ahn Eun-jin as Mu-yeong’s wife
- Kim Tae-hoon as Lee Gang-yun
- Jo Han-chul as Won Yu
- Ahn Jae-hong as Eunuch
- Kim Kang-hoon as King Yi Yeom
Kingdom Season 3 Plot
In Season 2, Lee Chang breaks into Mungyeong Saejae after his plot to order Sangju’s defenses backfires. He has no idea that hell is about to rain. Cho Hak-ju, aided by Seo Bi and Beom-pal, confronts the Queen about her enigmatic activities as everyone else watches. Seo Bi spends the season fretting over the fate of her people and desperately searching for a cure for the disease. As the second season comes to a close, Lee Chang has taken control of Hanyang, and a full-scale battle has broken out between his men and Queen Cho’s. Seo Bi takes the infant and hides from the Queen’s army to prevent the Queen from carrying out her evil plot.
The drama from the season 2 conclusion could carry over into season 3. The Queen may do everything to get the baby back now that Seo Bi has gone into hiding. It’s safe to assume that Lee Chang will encounter further obstacles in his quest to discover the root of the plague and put an end to its destruction of humanity. Yeong-shin, the mysterious lone wolf, could very well be hiding something that could help Lee Chang’s cause. Season 3 is guaranteed to be action-packed with the dead so close to polluting the whole human population.
Kingdom Season 3 Release Date
The fate of “Kingdom” in Netflix’s third season has not been decided. Due to the rapid pace at which the first two seasons of “Kingdom” were made available, many viewers anticipated the premiere of the third season in early 2021. It’s unclear why Netflix hasn’t made a choice public yet; potential delays related to COVID-19 are one possible explanation. It’s also possible that a new season of “Kingdom” has already been approved behind the scenes, or that the show has been canceled altogether.
The fact that “Kingdom: Ashin in the North” serves as a bridge between Seasons 2 and 3 and reveals so much about the origins of the zombie apocalypse suggests that this was always the goal. ‘Kingdom’ creator Kim Seong-hun told Philstar, ‘During Seasons 1 and 2, subjects including greed for power, hunger, and lineages were tackled. The director’s statement, “And in order to leap to Season 3, I thought something new was needed,” all but confirms the production of a third season. Season 3 of “Kingdom” is likely on the way, what with the show’s success around the world and the producers’ obvious desire to continue the series. Fans should hopefully be able to see the premiere sometime in 2023.
Where can I watch Kingdom season 3?
If there is a third season of Kingdom, it will be streamed on Netflix. Meanwhile, it’s no surprise that the first two seasons of Kingdom can be found there, too.