Greed, Loyalty, Survival and Truth. Tensions reach new heights in Kingdom Season 2!
The featurette of Kingdom season 2 has a sweeping
storytelling, looking into the journey of Crown Prince Lee Chang and his group
in their return to Hanyang. Ju Ji-hoon, who plays Lee Chang says, “Season 2 is
full of angst,” hinting that unspeakable desperation
awaits. If season 1 was a story about a plague started by hunger, this season
is a story greater in scope and depth, addressing the theme of ‘blood’, which
is played out through bloodline, kinship, revenge, conflict, conspiracy, and
the usurping of power.
Writer Kim Eun-hee says that she wanted to portray “people
making choices and striving to overcome their difficulties within the confines
of their social class and position.” In building anticipation for the
characters, she notes that each of them made the
wisest choice they could in the battle against the never-ending aggression of
the infected as well as the rampant greed of the Haewon Cho family.
Director Kim Seong-hun, who ended season 1 with an image
that shocked fans, launches season 2 with an epic action scene in “an
unexpected, tsunami-like onslaught of the undead” that viewers can’t take their
eyes off of. The battle of Unpo wetland that opens
season 2, and the battle scene at the royal palace in Hanyang, are spectacular
visual representations of the hero Chang and his determination to fight for
Director Park In-je, who joined the production to head
episodes 2 through 6, explained his approach to
continuing the work of Director Kim Seong-hun by clearly portraying Chang’s
maturing process in becoming “a true king — a king by and for the
Kingdom S2 launches March 13, 2020.
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