Ju Ji-hoon as the crown prince
Ju Ji-hoon is a South Korean actor and model. His first acting role was as Crown Prince Lee Shin in the drama. Princess Hours. He has acted in several films such as Antique (2008), I Am a King (2012) y Marriage Blue (2013).
In 2020, after doing Kingdom, joined the main cast of the series Hyena, where he gave life to Yoon Hee-jae, a lawyer who controls the destiny of his clients, allowing him to handle them at will.
Then he recorded the series Cliffhanger (aka “Mount Jiri”) where he plays Kang Hyun-jo, and then, in 2021, the movie Gentleman where he will play Ji Hyun-soo, a private investigator who cares deeply about looking good and who ends up involved in a major incident while trying to clear up the false murder charges against him.
In Kingdom he plays the role of crown prince Lee Chang, the current crown prince of the throne who, suspecting the disease that afflicts his father, decides to investigate and will discover not only a disease that is spreading throughout the kingdom, but also a series of betrayals by the royal family to take away the throne.
Thanks to the success of this series, Ju Ji-hoon gained international fame outside of Asian countries.
Bae Doona as Seo-bi
Bae Doo-na is a South Korean actress, photographer, and model, known for her performances in films. The Host y Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.
The 1990s were the era of fashion magazines in South Korea, producing many stars like Kim Min-hee, Im Soo-jung, and of course Bae herself. In 1998, Bae was selected as a college student and made her first appearance as a model.
Even after achieving international fame with her film performances, she was the first Korean model to appear on the cover of US Vogue for its April 2019 issue alongside Scarlett Johansson and Bollywood feminist warrior Deepika Padukone.
Play the role of a nurse who is searching for the source of the plague. His character, Seo Bi, is a disciple of doctor Lee Hee Seung, who was in charge of curing the king’s illness. She is also one of the only survivors and one of the first to witness starving people transform into monsters due to the plague.
Ryu Seung-ryong como Jo Hak jo
Ryu Seung-ryong is a Korean film, theater, and television actor. Ryu began his acting career on stage, later becoming one of the most versatile supporting actors in South Korean film and television.
In 2013, he starred in the movie Miracle in Cell No. 7, which eventually became the third-highest-grossing South Korean film of all time.
In the series, Ryu Seung Ryong plays the queen’s father, desperate to secure his power on the throne, a ruthless and power-hungry character: “I tried to give my character a strong aura of horror with minimal movements [físicos]”, dijo Ryu Seung Ryong. “And the characters surrounding Cho Hak Ju did a good job of portraying just how scary Cho Hak Ju really is. It was a great help ”.
Kim Sang-ho como Mu-yeong
Kim Sang Ho is a South Korean actor, born on July 24, 1970, began his acting career in the theater in 1996 before turning to film and television. Some of his recent roles include “Wonderful Days” (2014), “Doctor Stranger” (2014) y “D-Day” (2015), as well as the movie “Proof of Innocence” (2016).
In the series he plays Moo-young, a hunter who teams up with Lee Chang and helps him fight zombies.
Hye-Jun Kim como Queen consort Cho
In 2016 she appeared for the first time as a guest on the series Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim; later in the series Reunited Worlds where she played student Sung Soo-ji and in Just Between Loversle gave life to Lee Jae-young, Lee Kang-doo’s younger sister.
In October 2018, he joined the series’ recurring cast. Matrimonial Chaos where she played Kang Ma-roo, the younger sister of Kang Hwi-roo (Bae Doona). In October 2021 he will join the main cast of the series A Wonderful Sight (also known as “Sightseeing”) where he will play Song Yi-kyung.
In “Kingdom” she plays Lee Chang’s young queen and stepmother who is pregnant and desperate to keep the throne.
Although Netflix has not confirmed the third installment of the hit series, a spin-off was recently released under the name of Kingdom: Ashin of the North, which tells the story of Ashin, the woman we got to see at the end of the second season.