Kingdom, the highly anticipated Korean period horror-action Netflix Original series, has been given a second season order ahead of its January 25 international debut on the streaming platform.
The renewal announcement was made by Netflix CEO Reed HASTINGS on Thursday, November 8 in Singapore. “It is really rare that we greenlight a second season of a show before the first has been seen,” said HASTINGS.
The show reunites director KIM Seong-hun
and global star BAE, who last collaborated on the hit disaster drama Tunnel
, which welcomed seven million viewers (USD 51 million) in the summer of 2016. BAE is a familiar face to Netflix viewers, as she was one of the leads in the sci-fi series Sense8
, which was directed by the WACHOWSKIS and ran for two seasons, finishing with a feature-length finale.
is the first Korean show developed and produced by Netflix, though the company did work with BONG Joon-ho
on last year’s Cannes competition entry Okja
and has previously acquired global rights to a number of Korean films and TV series.