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Actress Jun Ji-Hyun Will Star in 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North'

The sidequel from season two will reveal more about the mysterious character Lee Chang’s group encountered on their journey north to discover the origins of the infected

Netflix just confirmed the production of Kingdom: Ashin of the North—a continuation of the story that captivated the world and introduced a mysterious new character portrayed by none other than Jun Ji-hyun!

The surprising appearance of Jun Ji-Hyun (English name Gianna Jun) in the role of Ashin at the end of Kingdom season two intrigued audiences. In this eagerly anticipated bonus story, Jun as Ashin will unveil the mystery behind her identity. Park Byung-eun, who made a lasting impression in Kingdom season two as the head of the Royal Commandery Min Chi-rok, is also confirmed to star. The new story will detail what had happened to Ashin in the past in the northern region and how the two characters’ fates intertwined.

Kim Seong-hun, who directed Kingdom season one and oversaw the production for season two, will team up again with Kim Eun-hee, who scripted the first two seasons, to unravel the origins of the resurrection plant and the secrets behind the infected.

Baram Pictures, BA Entertainment and Studio Dragon will co-produce this special episode.  

Stay tuned to this space for updates on release date and more teasers of Netflix's Kingdom: Ashin of the North!