SEOUL -- Netflix, the world's largest over-the-top video-on-demand service, is ready to roll out the second season of world-popular fantasy drama series "Kingdom" that depicts people striving hard to survive in zombie-infested Joseon, a Korean dynastic kingdom.
Netflix Korea dropped the teaser video trailer through its official YouTube channel on Tuesday. The first season of the successful Netflix Original drama series was released in January last year to capture zombie film fans worldwide. The new season will be released on March 13.
The drama received compliment from fans and critics for its delicate recreation of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1897) including buildings and clothes used by all classes ranging from the royal family and slaves.
The horror drama has unexpectedly created an online phenomenon in the United States and other foreign countries when many viewers were stunned by the variety and beautiful designs of Joseon hats.
Fans expressed their anticipation via YouTube comments. "Far more scary and interesting than the walking dead and most of zombie movies, want more season," said YouTube user Nas H. Another user Henry Tones said: "Yes here we go again this is going to be awesome."
In an effort to attract young viewers in Asia, Netflix, which has some two million paid subscribers in South Korea, has collaborated with Seoul-based drama studios to create original drama content.
Netflix has forged a three-year partnership with CJ ENM, the entertainment wing of CJ Group, and Studio Dragon, a visual studio, to create original content in December last year. Through the partnership, Netflix gained distribution rights to Studio Dragon's titles while CJ ENM will have the right to sell up to 4.99 percent of Studio Dragon shares to Netflix.
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