Following the massive success of Squid Game and Hellbound, Netflix is determined to make the most of the ongoing Korean wave and have thus decided to introduce a brand new K-Original zombie thriller series titled All Of Us Are Dead.
Based on Joo Dong-geun’s popular webtoon Now At Our School that features 130 stories related to a zombie apocalypse survival mission carried out by a group of high schoolers, Chun Sung-il has adapted the same into an eight-episode series, helmed by the acclaimed director Lee Jae Gyoo. Lee is famous for his work on Intimate Strangers, King2Hearts and Trap.
The zombie genre is timeless, and the South Korean industry has detected quite the success in this lucrative field, with hits like Train to Busan, starring Gong Yoo, paving the way for the genre, followed by the popular Netflix epic historical fantasy series Kingdom.
Ahead of its release, here is everything we know about the upcoming Netflix zombie K-Drama All Of Us Are Dead:
Everything we know about this new Netflix zombie K-Drama ‘All Of us Are Dead’
When is All of Us Are Dead coming to Netflix?
At the global fan event titled TUDUM, Netflix announced the arrival of a new zombie K-Drama in January 2022. The trailer released on December 30th, 2021, declared that the series will make its global premiere on Netflix on January 28th, 2022.
How many episodes will All Of Us Are Dead have?
The first season of this upcoming zombie series will have eight episodes that will approximately run for 42 minutes each.
What will happen in All Of Us Are Dead?
Based on a popular webtoon, the series will revolve around a massive zombie outbreak in the city that will ravage the entire population. A group of high school students will find themselves seeking shelter within their school amidst all this chaos.
The students must stick together and fight hard to survive and prevent themselves from turning into one of the rapid and infected monstrous zombies. The trailer shows the horrific visuals of the infected students who terrorise the survivors. With no access to cellphones, food or the outside world, this series will mark a riveting and desperate story of survival amidst palpable anxiety, fear and paranoia.
Who is starring in All Of Us Are Dead?
Those who are familiar with Korean Dramas and series will be able to identify most of the lead actors on the series. The lead cast members are as follows:
- Yoon Chan Young as Cheong San
- Jo Yi Hyun as Nam Ra
- Park Ji Hoo as Ohn Jo
- Yoo In Soo as Gwi Nam
- Park Solomon as Su Hyuk
The supporting cast includes the following actors:
- Lee Kyu Hyung as Song Jae Ik
- Kim Byung Chul as Lee Byeong Chan
- Lee Chae Eun as Hee Soo
- Shin Jae Hwi as Chang-Hoon
- Bae Hae Seon as Park Eui Won
- Kim Jin Young as Ji Min
- Jeon Bae Soo as Nam So Ju
- Yoon Gyung Ho as Jung Yong Nam
- Ark Mi Jin as Lee Eun Saem
- Kim Jee Soo in an unconfirmed role
- Ahn Ji Ho in an unconfirmed role
- Ahn Seung Gyun in an unconfirmed role
- Oh Hee Joon in an unconfirmed role
- Jung Yi Seo in an unconfirmed role
- Woo Ji Hyun in an unconfirmed role
- Ham Sung Min in an unconfirmed role
- Lee Min Goo in an unconfirmed role
- Jin Ho Eun in an unconfirmed role
- Jo Dal Hwan in an unconfirmed role
Most of these actors have made appearances in popular Korean dramas, some of which are streaming on Netflix, namely Hospital Playlist, Itaewon Class, Kingdom, The King: Eternal Monarch, My ID is Gangnam Beauty, among others.
Check out Yoon Chan Young’s Instagram announcement below:
Will there be other seasons of All of Us Are Dead?
Netflix usually renews shows based on their popularity ratings. Although series like Dash & Lily have been cancelled despite their huge fan following after the first season, All Of Us Are Dead will most likely be renewed if they manage to grab the audience attention on the streamer like its predecessors, namely Squid Game and Hellbound.
Owing to the massive popularity of Squid Game and the subsequent Korean Wave that has overtaken the world, the series might make a return for a second season. Besides, zombies have always been a timeless concept and have captured the rapt attention of audiences. Thus, one can only hope for the series to be renewed for a second season.