Special: Kingdom: Ashin of the North
Native Title: 킹덤 외전: 아신
Also Known As: Kingdom: Asin , Kingdom: Tale Of Ashin , Kingdom: Warrior of Ashin , Kingdom Epilogue , Kingdeom Wijeon: Asin , Kingdeom Oejeon: Asin , 킹덤: 아신전
Screenwriter: Kim Eun Hee
Director: Kim Sung Hoon
Genres: Action, Thriller, Historical
Country: South Korea
Aired: Jul 23, 2021
Aired On: Friday
Original Network: Netflix
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
This comes from the news that Jeon Ji-hyun will appear in the movie ‘Mt. Jirisan’ written by Kim Eun-hee, and that she will also film a side story in Kingdom. Currently, Netflix and Jeon Ji-hyun are in the position of ‘nothing has been officially decided’, but some have introduced that they have started pre-production (production preparation stage after the scenario is complete) for the Kingdom Gaiden. Writer Kim Eun-hee wrote the screenplay and director Kim Seong-hoon, who directed Season 1, is expected to grab a megaphone and start filming in October.
A content industry official said, “Kingdom limited its stage to Korea until season 2, but adding the clue that life and death (zombies) is affected by the temperature rather than the difference between day and night and the fact that live and death plants are spread throughout the world, It is also possible to expand,” he said.
Do you know the main character of Kingdom Gaiden?
As news of the production of the Kingdom Gaiden became known, attention was focused on Asin. At the end of season 2, Asin was portrayed as a mysterious figure with the ability to control life and death. Asin, who has a blurred composition of good and evil, is highly likely to play a pivotal role in the worldview that will lead to Season 3.
For Lee Chang (Ju Ji-hoon) and Seo-bi (Bae Doo-na), who are digging into the secrets of life and death, Asin’s identity is the most important variable. There is a possibility that he and Lee Chang and his party will work together to uncover the secrets of life and death, but the more convincing one is the role of a ‘villain’ who goes back and forth between good and evil.
At the end of season 2, Ashin showed off his ability to control life and death. It is evaluated that it can increase the interest of the work by seeing Asin, who has the secret of growing green grass and manipulating life and death, as a reversal card that shakes the world view rather than becoming a helper of Lee Chang’s party. The three-dimensional character that can be the most threatening to the adventures of Lee Chang and his party beyond all-time villains such as ‘Jo Hak-joo (Ryu Seung-ryong)’ and ‘Jung-jeon (Kim Hye-jun)’ is needed.
With the news that Kingdom Gaiden will be produced as a short story of about 70 minutes, it is evaluated that the possibility of appearing as a villain has increased. If Asin does not appear at the end of the storyline, it is expected that the story will unfold in the form of meeting the end or hiding its history.
Kingdom Gaiden, Reason for
Netflix As Kingdom Season 1 and Season 2 caused the ‘K-Zombie Syndrome’ around the world, Kingdom Gaiden can be positioned as a killer content that can have an impact on the world. This is because competition in the global OTT market such as Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Peacock is fierce, while the effect of net subscriber additions due to the aftermath of Corona 19 is likely to gradually slow down.
According to the content industry, Netflix surpassed the size of last year (27.83 million) by exceeding 25.8 million global paid subscribers in the first half of this year. However, it is difficult for the securities industry to continue the shocking upward trend as the shock from the aftermath of COVID-19 is easing. Original content that can be used in the global market is considered a variable that will add weight to the long-term rise.