Netflix has announced plans for new Korean series All Of Us Are Dead, based on the popular Korean zombie webtoon Now At Our School.
The series which is billed as a “fresh take” on the much-loved Korean zombie genre will focus on a group of high school students who are faced with an extreme crisis when they become trapped in their school, while a zombie virus spreads like a wildfire.
The Netflix original series is written by Chun Sung-il, directed by Lee JQ (Beethoven Virus, Damo: The Legendary Police Woman, Intimate Strangers) and Kim Nam-Su (Rampant), produced by JTBC Studios in association with Film Monster, and will premiere worldwide on Netflix.
The series is poised to introduce an exciting new era in the Korean zombie genre, and speaking of the acclaimed director in-charge, Netflix said in a statement: “Director Lee brings fresh energy through the solid narrative and the attention-grabbing cinematography he is well known for.”
Korea has a rich history with the zombie genre with 2016 smash theatrical hit Train To Busan leading the undead bend. With Korean dramas and films gaining popularity all over the world, Netflix ordered a host of Korean originals including The School Nurse Files, My Holo Love and Extracurricular to be added to the platform in September last year.
Most recently, Netflix’s first Korean original, Kingdom, saw its second season premiere last month. With its combination of historic and zombie-centric storyline, both seasons of the series gained widespread support from K-drama lovers and beyond.
No official announcement has currently been made regarding the production timeline and it is also unknown when All Of Us Are Dead will debut, but with the source material being so well-received not only Korea but also in Indonesia, Thailand, and Taiwan, as well as the massive support that Korean dramas and films have been receiving recently – there’s no doubt it’ll be a huge hit when it drops!
Are you excited for All Of Us Are Dead? What’s your favorite zombie film/series?