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All Of Us Are Dead Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

In April 2020, Deadline reported that Netflix was developing a zombie series called "All of Us Are Dead," based on the Korean webtoon "Now at Our School." The digital comic gained popularity in Southeast Asia. Chun Sung-il wrote the series and Lee JQ and Kim Nam-su directed it.

Americans don't appear to be tiring of zombies, as evidenced by the success of Zack Snyder's "Army of the Dead," the upcoming prequel "Planet of the Dead," as well as the ever-expanding "Walking Dead" universe. "All of Us Are Dead" will join Netflix's other Korean zombie series, "Kingdom," which made its Season 1 debut in 2019 and features a plague that reincarnates the dead (Netflix released Season 2 in March 2020 and the feature-length episode "Kingdom: Ashin of the North" in July 2021).

Anyone suffering from zombie fatigue may still want to check out "All of Us Are Dead" since Netflix promises a "fresh take," according to Deadline. Read on for everything we know about "All of Us Are Dead," including the show's release date, cast, and plot.

When will All of Us Are Dead be released?

"All of Us Are Dead" is the latest addition to a veritable blitzkrieg of Korean content coming from Netflix. In February 2021, CNBC reported that Netflix planned to spend $500 million on South Korean films and TV series. The investment paid off in the case of "Squid Game," which turned out to be a blockbuster for the streaming service, and Netflix executives have to be hoping lightning will strike twice.

"All of Us Are Dead" will premiere on Netflix in January 2022, although an exact date is still yet to be announced. "All of Us Are Dead" is just one Netflix original series debuting on the streamer in January. Other shows kicking off the new year include "Hype House," "Archive 81," "Chosen," and "The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window." Part 1 of the fourth and final season of "Ozark" premieres on January 21 after a two-year hiatus, will make for stiff competition for a newcomer. To attract viewers, "All of Us Are Dead" shouldn't go head to head with Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman). Hopefully, we will get the series sooner rather than later in the new year.

Who's in the cast of All of Us Are Dead?

In December, Variety singled out "All of Us Are Dead" as a Korean drama to watch out for in 2022 and predicted the coming-of-age story with a twist could launch the international careers of several of its young stars. While a cast list is available on IMDb, information about specific characters is scarce, as are pictures of many of the show's stars. Although many of their names are unlikely to spark recognition in American viewers, that could easily change if "All of Us Are Dead" trends on Netflix's top 10.

The cast has several recognizable faces. Lee Yoo-mi, who played fan-favorite competitor Ji-yeong in "Squid Game," has an unknown role in this series. Rich Ting, whose previous credits include the TV series "The Man in the High Castle" and the Angelina Jolie movie "Salt," plays Chief of Staff Seon-Moo. Darren Keilan, who can be seen in the upcoming Brad Pitt action movie "Bullet Train," plays Lee Su-Hyeok. Other cast members include Yi-Hyun Cho ("Byeonshin") as Nam-ra, Park Solomon ("Lookout") as Lee Soo-hyuk, Ji-hu Park ("House of Hummingbird") as On-jo, and Chan-Young Yoon as Chung-san ("Still 17").

What is the plot of All of Us Are Dead?

The trailer for "All of Us Are Dead" premiered during Netflix's first-ever Tudum global fan event in September. Per Deadline, the series centers around "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 trailer opens with a girl walking in an abandoned hallway when light bulbs begin exploding. Things escalate quickly with the sounds of screaming and people running before the mood shifts with a lone zombie on the prowl who doesn't resemble the garden variety brain-eaters we're used to seeing.

The trailer features a group of men dressed in matching grey outfits who certainly don't appear to be human, and they seem to be planning a coordinated attack on the unsuspecting students. There's a possible supernatural component to the series, given the mysterious and unnaturally agile abilities of the men in grey. They don't look like the good guys, but trailers have a knack for being intentionally misleading. The action isn't confined to the school because as the trailer gains momentum, there are shots of pandemonium that occur in the form of a car chase, in a zombie-filled city street, and what is very likely a funeral gone wrong.

Given the originality of "Squid Game," audiences shouldn't underestimate the creative minds that Netflix is banking so heavily upon to draw in viewers.