Netflix has released a lot of original shows from Korea in the last few years, beginning with comedies “My Only Love Song” and “YG Future Strategy Office” and, more recently, the political horror “Kingdom,” which recently streamed its second series. Now another Korean horror is on its way to the streaming giants, with Deadline reporting that the upcoming zombie series “All of Us Are Dead” is heading to Netflix.
Per Deadline, Chun Sung-il has penned the script for the series, while Lee JQ and Kim Nam-su direct. It’s also reported that the series “will be produced by JTBC Studios in association with Film Monster, and will premiere worldwide on Netflix.” There is no timeframe for when production will begin as of yet, particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting productions all across the world, including shows for Netflix such as “The Witcher.”
The following is the synopsis for the upcoming series based on the webtoon “Now At Our School,” as written by Nancy Tartaglione at Deadline:
All Of Us Are Dead is focused on 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.
The last decade for Korean horror has been robust and influential, with feature films such as “Train to Busan,” “I Saw the Devil” and “The Wailing” receiving widespread acclaim from critics and audiences, as well as the previously mentioned Netflix series “Kingdom.” The sequel to “Train to Busan,” titled “Peninsula,” recently released its trailer.
The Korean limited series “My Holo Love” streamed back in February, while Netflix also has the teenage drama “Extracurricular” waiting in the wings, which is set to be released on the streaming service April 29. The amount of non-English language original content from Netflix is ever-expanding, and this series marks the latest exciting project set to premiere on the streaming service.