In an interview on 7, while talking about his works, Director Lee Jae-Gyu teased a potential season of ‘All of Us are Dead’, along with thoughts of making it into a survival game.
All of Us are Dead is a South-Korean coming-of-age zombie apocalypse horror drama series. It is written by Chun Sung-il, and directed by Lee Jae-kyoo and Kim Nam-su. The drama series stars Cho Yi-hyun, Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Park Solomon (Lomon), Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Byung-chul and a lot more actors that bring thrill to the table. The series premiered on 28 January, 2022 through Netflix.
The story takes place in Hyosan High School when suddenly a virus outbreaks, named Jonas Virus. As the infection spreads, students and teachers turn into flesh eating monsters called zombies. The story revolves around how students fight to survive, defending and working with their friends to make it out alive. Even though the genre is popular among k-drama fans, this series is different as students seem to understand the existence of zombies, and somehow learn how to tackle them. ‘Train to Busan’ is referenced in the series as well through one of the students.
All of Us are Dead: Season 2?
Director Lee Jae-Gyu, who directed ‘Now at our School’ as well as ‘All of Us are Dead’ teased season 2 and shared his views in an interview on 7th February. “I think it would be great if we could do season 2.” He continued, “The story itself was set with season 2 in mind, so if season 2 came out, it could be a little more interesting and expanded. It feels like a survival period.”
(SPOILERS AHEAD!!) In the last episode of the first season, we see Nam-ra as a half-zombie, saying she knows more of her species. The series ends with an open ending as the friends who survived watch Nam-ra jump with a little surprise in their eyes.
If Netflix renews it as a second season, it could tackle asymptomatic zombies (hambies) like Nam-ra and Gwi-Nam. Lee further explained, “It can be collectively referred to as a semi-infected person. It is not in a state of not having a disease because of the presence of very strong antibodies. Eunji and Gwi-nam turn into zombies after they die, but they are undead zombies who became zombies while they were alive. They used the collective name of immortals.
There are two things: Immune people cannot affect others. Immortals are beings that can infect others. Rather, it is because I am exposed to various human societies.” Another thing he adds is making a survival game in which humans and hambies co-exist, and the latter fight for survival.
Fans who watched the series highly anticipate the aftermath of season 1. They speculate Cheong-san to be alive as a hambie, as he was bitten but not certainly shown dead in the series.
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