Monday, March 6, 2017
Korean Period Zombie Thriller, KINGDOM, In The Works At Netflix
A press release was unveiled on Monday announcing the latest details of streaming giant Netflix's latest venture, period zombie thriller series, Kingdom. A Hard Day and The Tunnel helmer Kim Seong-Hoon is partnering with award winning hit tvN series, Signal scribe, writer Kim Eun-Hee for the groundbreaking new show which focuses on the events that ensue following a Joseon prince's suicide mission to invesitgate a mysterious outbreak.
"I am thrilled about partnering with an eminent writer like Kim Eun-hee. Kingdom presents the opportunity to work on long-form television at its most ambitious and on a truly cinematic scale because of the unparalleled creative freedom that Netflix as a global internet television network provides," said director Kim Seong-hun.
"I have been working on Kingdom since 2011. I wanted to write a story that reflects the fears and anxiety of modern times but explored through the lens of a romantic fascination of the historical Joseon period. Working with Netflix helps us to unlock this creative vision for Kingdom and I am excited to further build this unique story with the director for whom I have tremendous respect," said writer Kim Eun-hee.
"Kingdom captured our imaginations from the moment we read the script with its visual feast of historical drama blended with supernatural fantasy," said Erik Barmack, VP of international originals, Netflix. "We are incredibly honored by this rare opportunity of pairing two premier creative minds in Korea - film director Kim Seong-hun and television writer Kim Eun-hee."
Astory is producing the eight-episode series set to go live next year exclusively on Netflix to its members in over 190 countries.