As we not so patiently await the second season of Kingdom, fans have been crying out for details on the Korean zombie-drama. We may have found the horde load, as we’re seeing rumors that Netflix has plans for a third season of Kingdom.
The first South Korean Original on Netflix, Kingdom has been overwhelmingly successful since the first season landed in January 2019. Since the release, we’ve tried our best to find all the relevant information for the upcoming second season, which releases in March 2020.
Has Netflix renewed Kingdom for season 3?
Netflix has yet to confirm that a third season will be happening, but thanks to some Korean news sites, we’re seeing that a third season may, in fact, be on the way.
It all started with the news that South Korean actress Jun Ji Hyun had been cast in the second season of Kingdom:
— What’s on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) November 29, 2019
From the sources that broke the news, the agency that represents Jun Ji Hyun, Culture Depot, had the following to say about her being cast in the Kingdom:
It is true that Jun Ji Hyun took part in filming for ‘Kingdom’ season two. However, we cannot mention anything about the drama itself. We ask for your understanding.
When asked about reports of a third season the agency had the following to say:
The production has not been confirmed, but if it is confirmed and we are given an offer, we will positively review it.
So while her agency has kept tight-lipped on a possible third season, another news source is stating otherwise.
All K Pop has reported in their article about Jun Ji Hyun’s casting as confirmed for a third season.
The news source claims that Netflix worked incredibly hard to keep the casting of Jun Ji Hyun a “secret”. While the true nature of her role has yet to be revealed, All K Pop states that her character will play a pivotal role towards the end of season 2 and will become an important lead going into season 3.
Was a third season always planned?
Originally, plans for Kingdom were for the zombie drama to be a limited series. After deciding to split the story in half, many people, such as ourselves at What’s on Netflix, thought that the series would never go beyond a second season. But if you take into consideration the overwhelming popularity of Kingdom, it would make sense that Netflix would want to produce more seasons for the best zombie drama on television to date.
We’re currently waiting for Netflix to confirm that Kingdom has been renewed for season 3.
What are your thoughts? Would you like to see Kingdom return for a third season? Let us know in the comments below!