Netflix has released details regarding the much-anticipated Kingdom: Ashin of the North, a special episode that will expand the horizons of the Kingdom series. This special episode reveals the origins of the resurrection plant that triggered the avalanche of tragic events that swept through Joseon and the woman abandoned by all — Ashin.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North will be directed by Kim Seong-hun, who directed and oversaw the production of the first season of Kingdom. Writer Kim Eun-hee, who scripted the two seasons, also returned to pen this epic new story.
Gianna Jun who made a striking appearance as the adult Ashin at the end of Season 2, returns to appease the viewers clamouring for more of her intriguing character. Kim Sia, who has impressed with her skilled acting in The House of Us and Miss Baek, will portray Ashin as a child.
Park Byung-eun reprises his role as Min Chi-rok, the Head of the Royal Commandery Division who helped Crown Prince Lee Chang in fending off the infected from infiltrating the royal palace. This special episode will tell the tale of the mysterious new figure Ashin and the origins of the epidemic that revived the dead king and led to the devastation of the Joseon kingdom.
Vengeance is coming…and we will soon know the origins of the resurrection plant and the infected. Kingdom: Ashin of the North will be released on 23 July 2021, only on Netflix.