All six episodes of Kingdom Season 2 dropped on Netflix on Friday, March 13, and fans have been binge-watching the long-awaited series.
The final episode of the new season ends on a tantalizing cliffhanger with the introduction of the character played by actress Gianna Jun, also known as Jun Ji-Hyun.
Warning: Season 2 spoilers ahead:
The Kingdom Season 2 series follows Crown Prince Chang, played by actor Ju Ji-hoon, as he battles the spread of the deadly plague that turns people into cannibalistic zombies. The flesh-eating monsters then further spread the plague by biting other people.
Chang battles the zombies that took over Dongnae and other towns while the physician Seo-bi, played by Bae Doona, continues her research into the mysterious resurrection plant that caused the plague.
The season ends with Chang stopping the plague in Sangju and restoring order with the help of Seo-bi. But he gives up his throne in favor of the child that everyone believes to be the true heir. Although he knows the truth that the child is not the true heir, he keeps the secret to himself.
Chang and Seo-bi set out to learn more about the cause of the plague
Chang, Seo-bi, and Yeong-shin (Kim Sung-kyu) travel to other regions to find out more about the resurrection plant. They know that although they have defeated the plague in Sangju, they have not completely ended it.
The resurrection plant that caused the plague doesn’t grow only in Sangju. It is also found in other regions of the country.
As they travel, Chang and Seo-bi learn that some people are doing brisk business trading in the plant. They track the traders. During their journey, they encounter the zombies once again.
However, the zombies appear to be controlled remotely by someone and Chang and Seo-bi are determined to find their master.
In the meantime, back in Joseon, the young king has been infected by the deadly plague.
Gianna Jun is introduced in the closing scenes of episode 6
The closing scenes of the final episode of Season 2 introduce actress Gianna Jun, aka Jun Ji-Hyun, the actress best known for her role as The Girl in the 2001 South Korean romantic comedy movie, My Sassy Girl.
We see her in a shack strewn with zombie body parts and crates containing struggling bodies. She appears to be the villainous character controlling the zombies that have tiny ankle bells that jingle in the night. She stands with her back to the camera, and as she turns, the scene switches before we see her face.
She is dressed like a swashbuckling pirate with a curved sword strapped to her side.
Fans will have to wait until Season 3 to learn more about the new villain when Chang confronts her and her zombies.
Netflix’s Kingdom is a Korean fantasy horror drama based on Land of the Gods, a webcomic series by the Korean writer Kim Eun-hee. Artist Yang Kyung-il illustrates the comic series.
The series takes place in the Joseon era of Korean history. However, the historical setting is adapted in the Netflix series to tell a zombie-themed thriller story.
Kingdom Season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.