Netflix to air special episode of 'Kingdom' on July 23

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Netflix to air special episode of 'Kingdom' on July 23

Still images from the upcoming "Kingdom: Ashin of the North" to hit Netflix on July 23 [NETFLIX]

Still images from the upcoming "Kingdom: Ashin of the North" to hit Netflix on July 23 [NETFLIX]

 
A special episode of the popular Netflix zombie series "Kingdom" will be released on July 23, the streaming service announced on Friday.
 
The episode, "Kingdom: Ashin of the North," will travel back to the roots of the zombies that plague the Joseon Era (1392-1910) in the original "Kingdom" series, led by actor Jun Ji-hyun. 

 
The story begins when Young Ashin finds mysterious carvings on a rock that read, "The plant to bring back the dead, it will come with a cost" and the plant of saengsacho, which can be translated to "life and death plant" in English. 
 
The drama will be a prequel to the "Kingdom" series, directed by Kim Sung-hoon and written by Kim Eun-hee, who both took on the same roles for the first and second seasons of "Kingdom."
 
Actor Jun will play the role of grown-up of Ashin. She made a very brief appearance on the last episode of season two, when Prince Chang (actor Joo Ji-hoon) travels to China to find the origin of the plague. 
 
BY YOON SO-YEON     [yoon.soyeon@joongang.co.kr] 
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