Premiere Watch: Kingdom: Ashin of the North
Time slot: Friday
Genre: Sageuk, thriller, zombie
Episode count: 1
In case you are in the mood for some zombie thrills this summer, Netflix is releasing their special episode Kingdom: Ashin of the North. The single episode feature tells the backstory of Jun Ji-hyun’s character, of whom we caught a glimpse of at the end of Season 2. What is her story? What does she know about the zombies? How much overlap will there be between what she encounters in the north, and what we know happened in Joseon after following the story in Seasons 1 and 2? I’m a self-admitted wimp when it comes to gore and violence, but I might just make an exception for Ashin out of pure interest in the storytelling potential of this series.