On Thursday, writer Kim Eun Hee of the Kingdom series held a video interview. During the session, she opened up about working with Jun Ji Hyun and the potential Kingdom 3.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North is a special episode of Netflix’s Kingdom series. Released on the 23rd, the show unraveled the secret behind the story of Ashin and the resurrection plant that enforced a great tragedy on Joseon.
Writer Kim revealed that she wrote the script of Ashin while thinking about Jun Ji Hyun.
“Jun Ji Hyun is so awesome, and I know that she has lots of fancy images to her. But I found the eyes that she showed in Assassination and The Berlin File so charming,” she shared. “If she said no to the casting, I was going to kneel down and beg her. When I thought about who else could play Ashin, I couldn’t think of anyone.”
When asked about the possibility of season 3 of Kingdom, Kim answered, “Actually, Ashin of the North is like a prequel to seasons 1 and 2. If that’s the case, then there must have been someone who knew about the resurrection plant even before that. It’s just my imagination as a writer, but I think someone must have known about the plant when the north barrier collapsed.”
She continued, “So it will most likely be about the story of the very beginning of the resurrection plant. Nothing about season 3 is set in stone, so I can’t say much. But I’ve already come out with how I personally hope season 3 will end.”
Translator Kim Hoyeun: If you are a fan of K-drama, K-movie, and K-pop, I am your guy. I will continue to provide you with up-to-date K-entertainment news.