Netflix Korea introduces the "Kingdom: Ashin of the North" cast with intriguing character posters, starring Jun Ji Hyun, Park Byung Eun, Kim Roe Ha and Koo Kyo Hwan.
In the latest update, the streaming giant entices fans with breathtaking visuals that hint at the cast members' role and their involvement in the plague that struck the whole Joseon.
The first teaser features Jun Ji Hyun, who plays the titular role of Ashin. Her expression says about deep resentment that prompted her to seek revenge while traversing the mountainous north.
Prior to the chaos that engulfed the whole Kingdom, Ashin lost her family and people due to the mystery surrounding the flesh-eating creatures.
The previous teaser illustrates that Ashin might find the origin of the purple flower, also known as the resurrection plant.
Meanwhile, the second poster showcases Park Byung Eun's character, who reprised his role as the royal commandery Min Chi Rok.
In the highly anticipated special episode, he will bridge the story between the "Kingdom" series and the upcoming spinoff.
Netflix also dropped the character poster featuring Ashin's father, Ta Hab, played by the veteran actor Kim Roe Ha.
In the soon-to-be-released spinoff, he is expected to lead his people to Joseon in hopes of finding a secure place to survive the plague.
Lastly, the streaming giant welcomes "Peninsula" actor Koo Kyo Hwan, who will act as Ai Da Gan. His character plays the brutal tribal leader who rose from the north to the Joseon dynasty.
In the "Kingdom" special edition, Ai Da Gan is predicted to raise the tension by gathering forces at the border and threatening the people on the outskirts of Joseon.
Director and Writer Share Thoughts on Kingdom: Ashin of the North Cast
Following the release of four character posters, "Kingdom" writer Kim Eun Hee spoke about the four actors and lauded their impressive portrayal of their respective characters. She praised the Hallyu star for carrying out the mysterious role of Ashin, adding that there is no other actor who is suitable for the character.
On the other hand, "Kingdon: Ashin of the North" director Kim Sung Hoon expressed his gratitude towards the "Oh My Baby" star, adding that Park Byung Eun showcased an astounding passion for acting.
The same goes for the 55-year-old actor, who plays Jun Ji Hyun's on-screen father. Both the PD and veteran screenwriter shared how the actor managed to illustrate the firmness of his character and charisma.
Meanwhile, the renowned director cited that Koo Kyo Hwan was able to recreate a unique character with his unpredictable portrayal as the tribe leader.
To recall, both PD Kim Sung Hoon and Kim Eun Hee worked together in the two seasons of the mega-hit K-zombie drama "Kingdom" that gained an overwhelming response from the public.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North Release
With only four days left, fans would get to see the highly anticipated "Kingdom: Ashin of the North" that is slated to debut on July 23, 2021.
In addition, the 60-minute special episode will be released exclusively on Netflix.
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Written by Geca Wills