The second to arrive on the Joseon zombie genre has a middle height hurdle to vault to be the better of the two, and honestly I think it will based on the production scope. Netflix drama Kingdom will air in January 2019, a few months after the K-movie Rampant (Outbreak) with Hyun Bin and Jang Dong Gun dealt with the same theme of political conspiracy crossed with attacking diseased outbreak. Rampant was a box office leader for two weeks but due to the high budget and middling word of mouth the final domestic haul was high but not enough alone to recoup its even higher budget. One of the criticisms was the lack of character development which is hard to do in a two hour movie but for an 8-episode drama I totally see how Kingdom could be a rich and intense tapestry, especially with screenwriter Kim Eun Hee of Signal, Three Days, and Sign behind the script. The first official drama poster just dropped and is a visual treat with Joo Ji Hoon’s face covered by his sword reflecting the scary face of a zombie.
Saeguk zombie? No thanks! Rampant 2.0. I thought was great previous male lead rejected this drama. Zombie was boring. Zombie movie that make me repeat watching and never bored was zombieland.
I for one can’t wait for this to air! Although I’m not a zombie fan at all, I find the premise interesting and the teasers have looked quite fantastic. I’m all in for the writer and the actors and the gorgeous visuals sure doesn’t hurt 😛
Despite not being a fan of zombie plot (I have not even watched The Walking Dead) I like Joo Ji Hun very much so I’ll give this one a go when it is available just for that reason. He looks awesome in the poster too 🙂
I’m super excited for this especially after hearing it’s only 6 episodes for each season. Hope it’s goid!