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- Drama: Kingdom
- Revised romanization: Kingdeom
- Hangul: 킹덤
- Director: Kim Sung-Hoon
- Writer: Kim Eun-Hee (webcomic & screenplay), Yang Kyung-Il (cartoon)
- Network: Netflix
- Episodes: 6
- Release Date: January 25, 2019
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
10 days have passed since the King collapsed from an illness. Queen Jo (Kim Hye-Jun) and her father Chief State Councilor Jo Hak-Joo (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) have forbidden anyone else to see the King. Even his own son Crown Prince Lee Chang (Ju Ji-Hoon) is forbidden to see his father. In the meantime, Chief State Councilor Jo Hak-Joo rules Joseon with an iron fist, but rumors spread that the King is dead.
Crown Prince Lee Chang senses something sinister and sneaks into the King's palace. He sees a shadowy monster through a door and smells its foul stench, but he is discovered and escorted out of the palace. His guard Moo-Young (Kim Sang-Ho) steals the medical journal for the King. The journal is nearly empty, but lists the name of Physician Lee Seung-Hui (Kwon Bum-Taek). To find out what happened to the King, Crown Prince Lee Chang and Moo-Young travel to the Jiyulheon clinic in faraway Dongnae to see the physician. When they arrive, they discover that the clinic is in ruins and dead bodies are found under a building. Crown Prince Lee Chang and Moo-Young later learn that the only person to have survived the clinic is medical staff member Seo-Bi (Bae Doo-Na). When they finally find Seo-Bi, she tells the them that the dead they saw at the clinic are not dead and they will rise up soon to kill.
- Based on the webcomic “Burning Hell Shinui Nara” by Kim Eun-Hee (writer) & Yang Kyung-Il (illustrator) (first published July 23, 2015 by RHK).
- Song Joong-Ki was first offered the lead role, but declined.
- Traditional Buddhist gosa ceremony took place October 16, 2017 to bring about good fortune for the project and filming began at the end of October, 2017 at a set in Andong, South Korea.
- First still images for Netflix drama series “Kingdom.”
- Main poster and new still images for Netflix drama series “Kingdom.”
- 7 character posters for Netflix drama series “Kingdom.”
- Related titles (drama series):
- Kingdom (Netflix / 2019)
- Kingdom Season 2 (Netflix / 2020)
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