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Netflix’s Kingdom trailer brings zombies to medieval Korea

The streaming service has already picked the show up for a second season

Austen Goslin (he/him) is an entertainment editor. He writes about the latest TV shows and movies, and particularly loves all things horror.

Netflix has unveiled the first look at its new series Kingdom, which brings undead horror to medieval Korea, in a teaser trailer released Wednesday night.

The series is set just after the death of a king in Korea’s Joseon period, which lasted from about 1400 to 1900. Shortly after his death a mysterious plague causes the king and a horde of others to rise from their grave bringing a wave of undead-terror to the country. The series will follow the crown prince as he attempts to survive the sudden outbreak. Beyond that, the teaser keeps things pretty vague, sticking to its tense, zombie-filled atmosphere instead.

Kingdom comes as a part of Netflix’s ongoing partnership with Asian production studios, which has helped bring about a number of different shows. It was announced in early 2017 that Netflix had acquired and would distribute Kingdom, and while the show doesn’t debut until early 2019, it has already been picked up for a second season, Netflix announced on Thursday morning.

Kingdom is directed by Kim Seong-hun, who was award the Korean Grand Bell Award for best director in 2014 for his film A Hard Day. The series will debut on Netflix on Jan. 25, 2019.

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