Kingdom 1

Title 킹덤 Kingdom
Genre Historical, Fantasy, Thriller


This will be Netflix’s second Korean original series. It is adapted from the webcomic series “신의 나라 / Land of the Gods”, which was authored Writer Kim Eun Hee, her first venture into the webcomic industry, and drawn by Yang Kyung Il which was first published on 2015 July 23 by RHK. It’s planned for three seasons.

Set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period, it tells the story of a crown prince Lee Chang (Joo Ji Hoon) who is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious plague that’s spreading across his country. The truth threatens the kingdom, when he discovers that it is an atrocious epidemic in the form of zombies.


Joo Ji Hoon as Crown Prince Lee Chang
– Kim Tae Yool as Lee Chang (young)
Bae Doo Na as Seo Bi
Ryu Seung Ryong as Jo Hak Jo
Kim Hye Jun as Queen
Kim Sang Ho as Moo Young
Kim Sung Kyu as Young Shin
Heo Joon Ho as Ahn Hyun
Jun Suk Ho as Jo Beom Pal
Jung Suk Won as Jo Beom Il
Kim Jong Soo as Kim Soon
Yoo Seung Mok as local government official
Jin Seon Kyu as Deok Sung
Jeong Gyu Soo as Sangjoo governor
Joo Suk Tae as Lee Do Jin
Heo Jin as noblewoman
Kwon Bum Taek as Lee Seung Hee
Kim Ye Eun as medical staff
Kim Seung Hoon as military officer
Hong Ki Joon as general of training
Choi Kwon as military officer
Kang Shin Chul as Jo Hak Joo’s subordinate
Sung Min Soo (성민수) as Minister of Military Affairs
Heo Joon Ho
Ahn Eun Jin as Kim’s wife
Cha Rae Hyung as mud hut soldier

Production Credits

Director Kim Sung Hoon
Screenwriter Kim Eun Hee
Episodes 6
Broadcast network Netflix
Broadcast period 2019 Jan 25
Related Series Kingdom 2


Actor Song Joong Gi was first offered the lead role but declined; the role was taken by Joo Ji Hoon.

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