The Netflix streaming service is expanding its presence in Korea by producing more original series for broadcast. Vincenzo and Sisyphus are the most recent additions and are currently airing. With the green light of All of Us Are Dead, the streaming behemoth is now even more eager to explore the Zombie genre in Korea. They’d already seen the success of Kingdom, another Netflix original South Korean zombie series. There have been many other Zombie-themed shows and films in the last decade. The Zombie genre is not new to Korea, as it has previously produced major hits and crossover smashes. Another well-known pop culture in South Korea is the adaptation and production of webtoon dramas.
About the TV Series: All of us are Dead
All of Us Are Dead is a zombie streaming television series from South Korea about adolescent zombies. The cast includes Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-Hyun, Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Byung-Chul, Lee Kyu-Hyung, and Jeon Bae-soo. Most of the series takes place at a Korean school as a zombie apocalypse erupts and threatens the students’ safety. It is based on Joo Dong-Naver Geun’s webcomic Now at Our School, from 2009 to 2011. On January 28, 2022, the series streamed on Netflix. The series was watched for 474.26 million hours on the service in the first 30 days after its release. In 2022, the series was revived for the next season.
The plot of the Series:
One can read the available webtoon to find out how the storyline will unfold in the drama. The webtoon follows a zombie outbreak in a high school, with a group of students trapped inside. The drama will follow their life-or-death situation, with the development of escape plans and their successful execution. As the disease spreads, people outside the school will also go to great lengths to save them. However, it is unclear whether Netflix will strictly adhere to the webtoon or deviate from it and create its original content. Fans are excited about the upcoming drama, which Netflix describes as an exciting new chapter in the Korean zombie genre.
The Streaming Details of the Series:
All of Us Are Dead is a Netflix zombie apocalypse series about coming of age. Netflix announced the series during a press conference on April 12, 2020. However, because the series is still in production, no official release date has been set. There is also little information or spoilers about its release or exhibition. Nonetheless, the series is expected to premiere on Netflix in the first half of 2021. Following the series’ announcement, the official cast members were also confirmed. The most recent data on production was on November 27, 2020, when it was halted. The show was set to resume two weeks later.
The Cast of the Series All of us is Dead:
The upcoming drama’s cast lineup is quite promising, with many rookies and supporting actors from other dramas taking on leading roles in the new drama. Yoon Chan-young, Yoo In-soo, Park Ji-hoo, Park Solomon, and Cho Yi-Hyun star in the theatre. Cheong-san, possibly the series’ co-lead character with On-jo, finds himself in several unexpected situations throughout the series. On-jo is most likely the main character. She has a soothing voice. Su-hook is the On-aforementioned jo’s crush, and it’s easy to see why: he’s adorable. Nam-ra, the class president, is affectionately referred to as “Prez” by her classmates. Gwi-Nam isn’t the leader of his group, but once the outbreak begins, he quickly becomes one.
How does the Plot End?
After escaping, the students arrive in an abandoned neighborhood. Nam-Ra detects the zombies. The students try to flee the area, but Su is injured, forcing them to stay and fight the zombies. Nam-Ra abandons the group and disappears into the neighborhood, driven by remorse and the desire not to hurt her friends. Four months later, the government lifted martial law in Hyosan, but residents remained quarantined. Six Hyosan High students escape the camp and return to the ruins of their school—Nam-Ra, who appears healthy. Nam-Ra says a few others ran from the school like her, and Nam-Ra tells the group she will return before leaping the roofs, leaving the others staring at her.
All of Us Are Dead depicts how students at Hyosan High School react to a deadly virus outbreak that sweeps through the school and beyond. The trailers have shown how the students struggle to make it out and how their calls for help are ignored due to the situation’s unreality and strangeness. The cast of the drama is impressive. He has played the younger version of lead actors in several K-dramas, including Thirty but Seventeen and Dr. Romantic. His outstanding performances in films such as Nobody Knows, Doctor John, and Everything and Nothing earned him a devoted following. Park Jihoo rose to prominence in 2018 as Eunhee in the critically acclaimed drama film ‘House of Hummingbird.’