Kim Eun-hee (Korean김은희; born January 7, 1972) is a South Korean playwright and screenwriter.[1][2][3][4] She has been working on the Netflix series Kingdom since 2011.[5]

Kim Eun-hee
Kim Eun-hee 2019.png
Kim Eun-hee in 2019
Born (1972-01-07) January 7, 1972 (age 51)
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, Playwright
Spouse
(m. 1998)
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Eun-hui
McCune–ReischauerKim Ŭn-hŭi

CareerEdit

On March 5, 2017, Kim was announced as the creator and screenwriter for the Netflix political period horror thriller series Kingdom.[6][7][8] The series debuted on January 25, 2019, to critical acclaim.[9] The series was renewed for a second season which was released on March 13, 2020.[10][11][12][13] A special feature-length episode of the series, titled Kingdom: Ashin of the North was announced in November 2020.[14] It was released on July 23, 2021, and focused on the supporting character Ashin played by Jun Ji-hyun.[15]

PhilanthropyEdit

On March 4, 2022, Kim donated 30 million won to the Children's Fund in Ukraine, along with her husband, Jang Hang-jun, to help Ukrainian victims in Russian invasion.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

Kim is married to director Jang Hang-jun.[17][18][19][20]

WritingsEdit

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Network Ref.
2010 Golden House tvN
2011 Sign SBS
2012 Phantom
2014 Three Days
2016 Signal tvN
2019–present Kingdom Netflix [21]
2021 Kingdom: Ashin of the North
Jirisan tvN
2023 The Devil SBS [22][23]

FilmEdit

Year Title Ref.
2006 Once in a Summer
2022 Rebound [24]

WebcomicEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2016 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Screenplay Signal Won
APAN Star Awards Best Writer Won
Korea Drama Awards Best Screenplay Nominated
Korea Content Awards Presidential Commendation Award Won
2020 Asia Contents Awards Best Writer Kingdom Won

State honorEdit

Name of country, year given, and name of honor
Country Year Honor Ref.
South Korea[note 1] 2020 Presidential Commendation [28]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Honors are given at the Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, arranged by the Korea Creative Content Agency and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.[25][26] They are awarded to those who have contributed to the arts and South Korea's pop culture.[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Two of Korea's Top Storytellers Unite for Kingdom - A New Netflix Original Series". Netflix. March 5, 2017. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "김은희 - Daum 백과사전". 100.daum.net (in Korean). Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "김은희: 네이버 통합검색". Search.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  4. ^ 김은희. "김은희 :: 네이버 인물검색". People.search.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Netflix taps Kim Eun-hee to pen Korean zombie series 'Kingdom'". Korea Herald. March 6, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Keeley, Pete (April 17, 2020). "Writer, Director of South Korean Zombie Drama 'Kingdom' on Global Response and Coronavirus Parallels". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 18, 2021.
  7. ^ "Two of Korea's Top Storytellers Unite for Kingdom - A New Netflix Original Series". Netflix. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  8. ^ Kil, Sonia (March 5, 2016). "Netflix Hires 'Tunnel' Director for Korean Zombie Series 'Kingdom'". Variety. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Kingdom: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "'Kingdom' returns for a second season in March 2020". Rappler. October 25, 2019. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "Netflix Korean Zombie series 'Kingdom' grabs attention". The Korea Times. February 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Season 2 of Netflix's KINGDOM Begins Shooting in February". Korean Film Biz Zone. January 7, 2019.
  13. ^ Chin, Mallory (February 5, 2020). "Netflix Announces 'Kingdom' Season 2 Release Date". Hypebeast. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  14. ^ "MYSTERIES OF KINGDOM SERIES TO BE UNRAVELLED BY KINGDOM: ASHIN OF THE NORTH, A SPECIAL EPISODE STARRING GIANNA JUN AND PARK BYUNG-EUN". Netflix. November 2, 2020. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  15. ^ "Mysteries of Kingdom Series To Be Unravelled By Kingdom: Ashin Of The North, A Special Episode Starring Gianna Jun and Park Byung-Eun". Netflix News. November 1, 2020. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  16. ^ Park Seo-yeon (March 4, 2022). "장항준♥김은희, 우크라이나 어린이 위해 3천만원 기부.."하루 빨리 평화 찾아오길"(공식)" [Hang-Jun Jang ♥ Eun-Hee Kim, donated 30 million won to Ukrainian children.. "May peace come to you soon" (official)] (in Korean). Herald POP. Retrieved March 4, 2022 – via Naver.
  17. ^ "장항준 - Daum 백과사전". 100.daum.net (in Korean). Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  18. ^ "장항준 : 네이버 영화". Movie.naver.com (in Korean). February 29, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  19. ^ "장항준 : 네이버 통합검색". Search.naver.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  20. ^ "장항준: 네이버 인물검색". People.search.naver.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  21. ^ Cho, Yeon-gyeong (February 8, 2019). "Writer finds a home for her zombie fantasy: Kim Eun-hee says Netflix was the right place for 'Kingdom'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  22. ^ Moon, Ji-yeon (December 29, 2021). "[단독] '믿보배' 김태리, 김은희 작가 손 잡는다..'악귀' 주인공" [[Exclusive] "Treasure actress" Kim Tae-ri, writer Kim Eun-hee join hands... "Devil" main character]. Sports Chosun. Retrieved February 8, 2022.
  23. ^ Yang, Jin-young (November 4, 2022). "스튜디오S "'금토드라마 명가' SBS, 생존비법은 선점"". News Pim. Retrieved November 4, 2022.
  24. ^ Kim, Bo-ra (February 8, 2022). "[단독] 장항준 감독 '리바운드' 안재홍→이신영, 고교 농구단 감동 실화 그린다(종합)" [[Exclusive] Director Jang Hang-joon's 'Rebound' Jae-hong Ahn → Shin-young Lee, draws a touching true story of the high school basketball team (comprehensive)]. OSEN/The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved February 8, 2022.
  25. ^ Hicap, Jonathan (October 18, 2018). "BTS, Red Velvet win at Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on October 18, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  26. ^ Yeo, Yer-im (October 25, 2018). "BTS gets award upon their return home". Yonhap News Agency. Archived from the original on November 7, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2021 – via Korea JoongAng Daily.
  27. ^ Lee, Sang-won (October 25, 2016). "Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards announces winners". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on September 29, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  28. ^ Lee, Min-ji (Oct 28, 2020). "'대중문화예술상' 김희애X현빈 대통령표창 받는다(공식)". Newsen. Retrieved June 18, 2021.