Netflix has finally released the Ashin of the North teaser trailer for its upcoming special episode of their hit South Korean zombie period drama Kingdom. Starring Gianna Jun, the prequel special episode will be available for streaming on Friday, July 23.
The video highlights a woman’s thirst for vengeance for the loss of her tribe and family as she discovers a strange plant that could bring back the dead. It also gives us a preview of the terrifying and action-packed sequences that we should expect from the special episode including a potential zombie Tiger.
Check out the Kingdom: Ashin of the North teaser trailer in the player below, along with the first poster.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North will center around South Korean top actress Jun Ji Hyun’s mysterious character who appeared in the last seconds of the second season finale. It will not only tell the story of the mysterious heir to the Northern Yeojin tribe village but will also finally reveal the origins of the resurrection plant that triggered the avalanche of tragic events that swept through Joseon and a woman abandoned by all – Ashin.
The special will be led by Gianna Jun as adult Ashin, Kim Sia as young Ashin, and Park Byung-Eun, who will reprise his role as head of Royal Commandery Min Chi Rok, one of the men that helped Crown Prince Lee Chang in fending off the infected from infiltrating the royal palace.
It is directed by Kim Seong-hun from a screenplay written by Kim Eun-hee. It is produced by Baram Pictures, B.A. Entertainment and Studio Dragon.
The main series Kingdom is set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period. In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious plague spreads to turn the infected into monsters. The crown prince, framed for treason and desperate to save his people, sets out on a journey to unveil what evil lurks in the dark.