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REVIEW: New Korean series Kingdom will excite zombie fans worldwide

The thrilling historical period series Kingdom premieres today on the streaming platform Netflix.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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1/29/2019 2:59 PM
REVIEW: New Korean series Kingdom will excite zombie fans worldwide


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Earlier this month, LG and Netflix Philippines held a special advanced preview of the series to celebrity and media guests at the Korean Tourism Council office in Taguig city.

With the current fascination with zombies so popular now, having produced strong following in shows like the Walking Dead, iZombie, and Santa Clarita Diet, it’s always a welcome sight when creative minds puts another fresh spin on the idea of the undead as entertainment. This year, Netflix’s released its Korean lineup with horror thriller Kingdom at the front of the pack. 

The latest addition to the streaming site’s Korean television series is set in a historical period. At first glance, it looks like your typical drama with the royal family in conflict with each other as well as the big gap between the privileged few and the common folk, but that is just scratching the surface of this show.

Kingdom is headlined by Ju Ji-Hun, who also starred in the hit Korean series Princess Hours, which was also shown on ABS-CBN. He plays the royal prince who sets out to investigate his father’s mysterious illness. If Kingdom’s first episode is any indication, expect to see a mix of thrilling scenes that will definitely rattle Koreanovela fans who aren’t used to the blood and gore accompanied with any storyline that involves zombies.