Cover A still from Netflix's Kingdom: Ashin Of The North | Photo: Netflix

Mark your calendars! Netflix has just revealed the release of Kingdom: Ashin of the North, a special episode that will expand the horizons of the Kingdom zombie horror series.

We don't know about you, but when Netflix released the Korean thriller series Kingdom, our eyes did not leave the TV screen for days! The 2019 show explores the possibility of fighting zombies with mere tactics and fewer guns— something that movie buffs have never seen before. 

The series was positively reviewed, reason for its producers to release a special episode titled Kingdom: Ashin of the North. This special episode reveals the origins of the resurrection plant that triggered the avalanche of tragic events that swept through Joseon and a woman abandoned by all - Ashin (played by Jun Ji-hyun).

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Netflix has just given Kingdom fans a glimpse of the upcoming episode. The footage shows young Ashin holding a torch and entering an eerie cave in the dark. Inside, she discovers strange markings on a rock along with the mysterious resurrection plant. The accompanying copy reads, “to revive the dead, a price must be paid”.

Kingdom: Ashin of the North was directed by Kim Seong-hun, who directed and oversaw the production of the first season of Kingdom. The screenplay was written by Kim Eun-hee who also wrote the script of the first two seasons.

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According to Eun-hee, the special episode would be a relevant story for the upcoming seasons of Kingdom. “We cannot leave out the story of the resurrection plant. I decided to go with a special episode because I thought it would be more interesting,” she said in an interview. "If the first season served as the cornerstone of the show, Kingdom: Ashin of the North, will be a stepping stone for the third season of Kingdom."

An expanded backstory of how it all began, Kingdom: Ashin of the North will be released to worldwide audiences on 23 July 2021 only on Netflix.

Watch the trailer of Kingdom Ashin Of The North below