Netflix orders Korean zombie series All of Us Are Dead
James R | On 21, Apr 2020
Netflix is returning to Korea for another bite of zombie entertainment.
The streaming giant has made waves among genre fans with Kingdom, a medieval horror that follows a crown prince sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious plague that spreads, turning the infected into monsters. Now, hot on the heels of Kingdom’s second season debut, Netflix is looking to build on that success with All of Us Are Dead.
From director Lee JQ (Beethoven Virus, Damo: The Legendary Police Woman, Intimate Strangers), All of Us Are Dead is about a group of high school students who are faced with an extreme crisis situation when they become trapped in their school, while a zombie virus spreads like a wildfire. It’s based on the chart-topping Korean webtoon called Now at Our School (literal translation of its Korean title, 지금 우리 학교는), which has been also well received in Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan.
Netflix bills it as an exciting new chapter in the Korean zombie genre, as director Lee brings fresh energy and attention-grabbing cinematography to the screen. All of Us Are Dead is written by Chun Sung-il and will be produced by JTBC Studios in association with Film Monster.