Kingdom is a zombie tale with a Korean flavour

In Kingdom, a mysterious outbreak takes place during the Joseon dynasty and turns people into zombie-like creatures.
In Kingdom, a mysterious outbreak takes place during the Joseon dynasty and turns people into zombie-like creatures.PHOTO: NETFLIX

Netflix period drama Kingdom uses the undead to draw more audiences

The undead can be useful after all. Zombies are a good way to make a Korean period drama such as Kingdom more accessible to international audiences, says lead actor Ju Ji-hoon.

Speaking to The Straits Times and other regional media in Korean via an interpreter, the 36-year-old heart-throb says: "Korean audiences are familiar with Korean period dramas, but this may not be so for other audiences.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2019, with the headline 'Zombie tale with a Korean flavour'. Print Edition | Subscribe