The zombie horror series is one of the top ten non-English shows of all-time to stream and its second most successful show produced in Korea, after last year’s “Squid Game”.
The news was announced as part of Netflix’s Geeks Week. The event aims to showcase new and returning series, as well as position Netflix as the home of Asian horror and sci-fi content. From 2020 to 2021, the company said, the viewing of sci-fi and horror movies on Netflix in the Asia Pacific region grew 30% and 20%, respectively.
The Geeked Week video featured the series’ four main actors — Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-Hyun, and Lomon — thanking fans for their support of the show and confirmed that a second season is on the way.
Based on the Korean Webtoon show “Now at Our School” by Joo Dong-geun, “All of Us Are Dead” follows several ordinary high school students who end up at ground zero in the apocalypse after a science experiment fails. Isolated from the outside world by the government, which is seeking to contain the outbreak, the group is forced to protect itself, all while dealing with high interpersonal tension. The show’s first season ended in a cliffhanger, where six survivors of the outbreak were rescued but the government placed them in quarantine, and chapter boss Nam-ra (Cho) is now a half-zombie.
Netflix reported that after the premiere, the TV series We Are All Dead was filmed live in the top 10 most watched non-English TV series in 91 countries and stayed there for two consecutive weeks. It also attracted 361 million watch hours in its first 10 days.
In addition to Park, Yoon, Cho, and Lomon, the series stars Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Byung-chul, Lee Kyu-Hyung, and Jeon Bae-soo. The series was adapted from the original Webtoon by Chun Sung-il, Lee Jae-kyoo, and Kim Nam-su, with Chun serving as lead writer and Lee Jae-kyoo and Kim Nam-su directing the first season.
Continuing the combination of school and horror, Netflix has announced the first season of “School Tales The Series”. The eight-part Thai series is an anthology that blends spooky legends, ghost stories and horror tales. The cast members are pretty much newcomers, but BNK48 boy band member Jennys Obersert (“Where We Belong”) is among them. The series will be directed by Bas Patankomgon, the director of the 2020 Netflix series “The Underclass” and the 2017 film “School Tales” for Thailand’s Five Star Movie. Netflix says it’s targeting the new show for a teen audience, while also giving it an 18+ rating for violence, sex, sexual violence, bad language, drug use and suicide. No release date has been announced.
Japan “Alice in BorderlandThe second season will arrive in December 2020. It is now in post-production. The first season was released in December 2020 and was a huge hit in Japan and abroad so quickly that the second season was announced within two weeks of the show’s launch. The story follows Arisu and Usagi as they risk their lives in hopes of returning to their original world through a variety of games that play with different character traits, such as intelligence, strength, and teamwork. The ten cast members who won matches at the end of Season One will return for Season Two.
“We’ve had these really big scenes every day, and the show’s world is bigger than ever,” cast member Yamazaki Kento said in a statement. The show is based on an original comic story written by Aso Haru and published in a series of Japanese weekly comic books Weekly Shonen Sunday S and Weekly Shonen Sunday between 2010 and 2016. Director Sato Shinsuke.