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Kingdom, Netflix’s show about a zombie apocalypse in medieval Korea, premieres Jan. 25

Netflix wants you to start your year with medieval zombie horror

Kingdom 104 - man holding a rifle and running Juhan Noh/Netflix
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 released the newest trailer for Kingdom, its upcoming zombie apocalypse show set in medieval Korea. The trailer also announced that the show’s six-episode first season will premiere Jan. 25.

Kingdom, which is directed by Korean Grand Bell Award winner Kim Seong-hun, is set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period. Just as the region’s king dies, a deadly virus sweeps the country, turning its victims into bloodthirsty monsters.

While the first trailer focused mostly on one of the series’ main characters, a crown prince, the second trailer takes a look at more rural regions. Also differing this time around is the trailer’s focus on Kingdom’s more horrific elements. This trailer shows off Kingdom’s dark atmosphere and blood-covered horror, rather than some of the action that filled the first trailer.

Kingdom came about as part of Netflix’s ongoing partnership with Asian production companies, which began back in 2017, when Kingdom was first being developed. Despite the fact that the show hasn’t yet come out, Netflix has already renewed Kingdom for a second season.