We’re now just a month away from the much-awaited premiere of the Kingdom special episode Kingdom: Ashin of the North! And if the teaser video and posters aren’t enough, Netflix has unveiled the official teaser trailer to the title, giving us a glimpse of Jun Ji Hyun’s Ashin before it premieres this July 23.
Watch it here:
From the teaser alone, you can already expect to get the same level of thrill that Kingdom‘s first two seasons gave us. It gave us a glimpse of the mysterious resurrection plant that we’ve been so curious about, which is apparently something that the young Ashin wants to use to cure her sick mother.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North tells the origins of the resurrection plant that caused the plague that hit Joseon. It also follows a woman from a foreign tribe named Ashin, who we first saw at the end of Kingdom Season 2. She settles within the Kingdom of Joseon along with her father, and it’s there that they encounter a mysterious diseases that sets Ashin down a path of betrayal and revenge.
The special episode comes from director Kim Seong Hun, who directed and oversaw the production of the first season of the K-drama. Kim Eun Hee, who wrote the script for the first two seasons will also be returning to tell the story of Ashin and the mysterious plant.
It stars Jun Ji Hyun a.k.a. Gianna Jun as the adult Ashin, while Kim Sia plays her younger counterpart. Park Byung Eun also returns in this drama as Min Chi Rok, the head of Royal Commandery Division in the time of Crown Prince Lee Chang’s time.
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Kingdom: Ashin of the North premieres on Netflix this July 23. Watch and re-watch the first two seasons of Kingdom, which are now streaming on Netflix.