- All of Us Are Dead season 2 potential release date: When will it air?
- All of Us Are Dead season 2 plot: What will happen?
- All of Us Are Deadseason 2: Who's in the cast?
- All of Us Are Deadseason 2 trailer: When can I watch it?
All of Us Are Dead spoilers follow.
Netflix is on a roll with its K-drama content. Over the past couple of years, the streaming service has opened up a whole new world of Korean content with creepy dramas, life-or-death situations in Squid Game and apocalyptic demon-creatures in Hellbound.
Now it's time for a zombie series to grab your attention and feast on your brain with South Korean horror series All of Us Are Dead, which puts a brutal high-school twist on the genre.
Like all of the aforementioned shows, All of Us Are Dead is as addictive as it is well made, so we're sure you must all be chomping at the bit (pun definitely intended) for new episodes. Good job you came to the right place then, isn't it?
All of Us are Dead director Lee Jae-kyoo said in an interview with The Korea Herald that he'd "intentionally" made room in the show for a potential second season:
"Many directions, settings and scenes were intentionally produced to expand the story into an additional season, including the introduction of the new races of zombies," said Lee, referring to the hybrid zombies we see in the show's second half.
"If the first season can be seen as having presented humanity's survival, the next season can talk about the survival of zombies."
So now that a second season is on the horizon, it's time to grab some school supplies, wrack our brains and tear through all of the latest news on this bloodthirsty masterpiece.
(We can't promise we'll be stopping with the zombie puns. You've been warned.)
All of Us Are Dead season 2 potential release date: When will it air?
Good news, folks: All of Us Are Dead has officially been renewed for season two!
Netflix Korea announced the news by posting a season two poster and a video to its Instagram page with the caption: "Can we survive again? The second story of Hyosan High School friends’ fierce zombie survival period begins. #AllofUsAreDead #Netflix."
In another video posted on YouTube, Yoon Chan-young began: "Hello everyone, it's been a while. Thank you to the Netflix fans worldwide for giving so much love to All of Us Are Dead season one."
After passing the camera on to his castmates and classmates, the announcement continued: "How have you all been? We're doing well, and did you hear the good news? All of Us Are Dead is returning for season two! We hope you're all excited for it.
"What sort of events will take place in All of Us Are Dead season two? Oh, I have to go, my friends are waiting for me."
It's obvious this show won't die easily. K-dramas have previously tended to run for only one season, but then Squid Game became a worldwide phenomenon, getting a season two, and now all bets are off.
If the stats from All of Us Are Dead are anything to go by, then it's not too surprising it got renewed for another round. Shooting straight into the top 10 overall most-watched shows in two dozen countries, it managed to maintain its position for at least three weeks before dropping out. According to FlixPatrol, Japan's audience sunk their teeth into the show the most, holding a 33-day watch streak.
Despite the ongoing WAG and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the labour issues in Hollywood won't affect the production of K-dramas like All of Us Are Dead. Instead, it's likely that Netflix will lean into its stockpile of South Korean content amid the shutdown in the US, the LA Times has reported.
Although the show's voracious fans finally inspired a season two renewal, it's unlikely we'll see the new episodes until late 2023 at the very earliest.
A March 2023 Teen Vogue interview with Park Ji-hu confirmed that the show had yet to start filming at the time of writing, so there's a chance we might not see new episodes until early 2024.
Whenever it starts shooting, we hope that Park gets the chance to kick zombie butt in the second season — a wish she expresses in the same interview.
All of Us Are Dead season 2: Who's in the cast?
This one, we're going to be honest, is more than a little bit tricky, considering (as the title suggests) not THAT many of the OG cast actually made it out to breathe another day.
But there are a couple of survivors, so it's likely to see them back in action. This includes On-jo (Park Ji-hu), Su-hyeok (Park Solomon), Dae-su (Im Jae-hyuk), Ha-ri (Ha Seung-ri), Mi-jin (Lee Eun-saem), and Hyo-ryung (Kim Bo-yoon).
It's also pretty much confirmed that Cheong-san will be back considering Yoon Chan-young's appearance in the announcement video.
Fans were heartbroken by his heroic sacrifice in episode 11, but now that we know he'll be back in season two, we'll have to wait and see what circumstances he'll be appearing under. Alive? Dead? Flashbacks?
When speaking to Soompi about the fate of his character, Yoon explained: "I was actually asked about whether Cheong San died or not in another interview recently. To be honest, I don’t know. I haven’t heard about what happens next, and nothing has been decided yet. Personally, I’d like to live. I’d like to be able to say things that I didn’t get to say."
Out of everyone, one character who we can definitely assume will return is Choi Nam-ra, played by Cho Yi-hyun.
Either way, expect to see a lot of fresh, blood-splattered faces in All of Us Are Dead season two.
All of Us Are Dead season 2 plot: What will happen?
All of Us Are Dead ended with almost everyone dead. Following the initial outbreak, the city of Hyosan was quickly overrun by the zombie menace, and then in turn, most of the undead were destroyed by the Korean military's bombing.
While most of the survivors had their stories wrapped up, it's entirely possible that the outbreak could still resurface. All it would take is one zombie to ruin everything all over again.
And then there's Nam-ra, who somehow managed to retain her humanity even after the infection ravaged her body. It turns out that she's just one of many hybrids who are able to use the virus to their advantage, becoming extra strong and resistant to pain. The problem is that the hunger for human flesh still remains, so that's another threat new episodes could really sink their teeth into.
At the end of Joo Dong-geun's original webtoon, Nam-ra ends up with her friends instead of the hybrids, which is obviously very different to the show's current trajectory.
However, there's also a tease that suggests the virus has now spread to Japan, and that's definitely something season two could explore, whether the show just hints at it or whether the entire story is moved overseas. That latter option does seem unlikely though given that All of Us Are Dead is a South Korean production.
And Lee Jae-kyoo has had made more key changes from the webtoon, so maybe that's not the place to look to make season two predictions.
"I think the level of expression in a webtoon is very different from that in a film or drama series. In trying to make our series enjoyable to wide range of people, I definitely refined some characters and made them look less violent and murderous, including Gwi-nam and Na-yeon," Lee Jae-kyoo said (via the Korea Herald).
"It has been more than 30 years since I graduated high school. The original webtoon series began in 2009. I think 10 years is enough time for everything around us to change. I carefully monitored the expressions and behaviors of high school students today, though it was not easy," Lee said.
"Some actions and expressions of today’s students were very difficult to comprehend with the mind of an adult. We carefully communicated with the actors, who were high school students themselves, to confirm these parts," the director said.
This focus on updating the material has definitely led to an evolution from the source webtoon to the TV show, and we expect that expansion to continue in season two.
As we mentioned earlier, director Lee Jae-kyoo previously said that "if the first season can be seen as having presented humanity‘s survival, the next season can talk about the survival of zombies".
He also went on to say that he hoped the series would encourage viewers to make personal reflections, so it's likely we'll be seeing more of that come season two.
"The origin of [the] zombie virus was introduced in the series as an attempt to highlight the people who take responsibility and those who do not when an event, such as school violence, occurs. Though it is another zombie action thriller, I thought the series provides the viewers with a chance to think about what kind of people they are," he said.
All of Us Are Dead season 2 trailer: When can I watch it?
All of Us Are Dead's trailer won't infect our lives until at least a month before season two's arrival. That's just how Netflix does things.
But when footage showcasing this new chapter does arrive, you'll find everything you need to know right here.
Watch this space!
All of Us Are Dead is now available to watch on Netflix.
Fans of the show have been eagerly anticipating the release of All of Us Are Dead Season 2, especially after the first season ended on a cliffhanger. The good news is that the second season has been officially renewed as of June 6, 2022.Is there any information about All of Us Are Dead season 2? ›
Fans of the show have been eagerly anticipating the release of All of Us Are Dead Season 2, especially after the first season ended on a cliffhanger. The good news is that the second season has been officially renewed as of June 6, 2022.Has Netflix confirmed All of Us Are Dead season 2? ›
Netflix announced the renewal of All of Us Are Dead for season 2 during Netflix Geeked Week 2022 on June 6, 2022.Is Cheong-San still alive? ›
To prevent the spread of the zombie virus, the South Korean military drops a bomb on the school. Afterwards, Cheong-san's body is seen in the rubble with Gwi-nam's body shielding his own. Though it seems that Cheong-san is dead, it's never confirmed, leading fans to speculate that he could still be alive.Is All of Us Are Dead season 2 coming in january 2023? ›
All of Us Are Dead Season 2 is anticipated to come out on Netflix in 2024. For more Netflix updates, know about its July schedule.What happened to Nam Ra? ›
After that, Nam-ra (Cho Yi-hyun) decides to abandon the group. She'll be fine though, because unlike the others, Nam-ra has been infected with a strange variant of the virus that has transformed her into some kind of zombie/human hybrid.What is the release date of All of Us Are Dead season 2? ›
Considering the lack of information on the filming status, it seems unlikely that All of Us Are Dead Season 2 will premiere before 2024. If filming starts in August, based on typical TV series production timelines, it could take up to 12 months for post-production and editing, delaying the release until mid-2024.What month is All of Us Are Dead season 2 coming out? ›
If production starts in February, it will expect that Season 2 will release in early 2024.Who survived all of us dead? ›
The only surviving students at Hyosan High School in the final episode are On-jo (played by Park Ji-hoo), Su-hyeok (Park Solomon), Ha-ri (Ha Seung-ri), Dae-su (Im Jae-hyuk), Hyo-ryung (Kim Bo-yoon), and Mi-jin (Lee Eun-saem).Did Cheong San lose an eye? ›
After evading the zombies, he fought Gwi-nam, but lost as Gwi-nam managed to gouge Cheong-san's eye in revenge. When the military bombed the school, Cheong-san grabbed Gwi-nam and used him as a shield before jumping into an elevator shaft as the flames consumed both of them.
In Episode 11, Cheong-san (Chan Young-yoon) is bitten by Gwi-Nam, who is neither a zombie or a human. In order to save others from a looming zombie doom, he rushes into the construction building to give others time to escape, and for another battle with Gwi-Nam.Is Cheong San a halfbie? ›
Many of the ashen bodies at the bottom of the shaft appear to be relatively intact, including Cheong-san's, but Cheong-san has the distinction of likely being a halfbie.Who killed Cheong Su? ›
Lee Cheong-San Sacrifices Himself To Save His Friends, But He Isn't Confirmed Dead. When the zombie Yoon Gwi-nam (Yoo In-Soo) bites Lee Cheong-san in All of Us Are Dead, he knows he doesn't have much time before he becomes a flesh-eating monster who will hurt the very friends he has protected.Does On-jo love Cheong-San? ›
They have been best friends and neighbors since childhood, Peter Parker and Mary-Jane Watson style, and they're so socially close that all their associates just assume they're dating. They're not, however, and On-jo, at least, has never even considered it.Who bit Cheong-San? ›
Gwi-nam shows up to the building where the remaining students are. He bites Cheong-san. After deciding to sacrifice himself, Cheong-san says goodbye to his friends and On-jo, and the two finally kiss. He lures the zombies away, and he and Gwi-nam have their final duel.What will be the plot of All of Us Are Dead season 2? ›
All of Us Are Dead Season 2 Next Season Story
In the forthcoming season, the show may delve into the danger presented by hybrids such as Nam-ra. These hybrids can manipulate the virus to their advantage while retaining fragments of their humanity.
Su-hyeok is very protective of his friends (especially Nam-ra), and cares deeply about his classmates, as seen when he (unsuccessfully) attempted to save Min Eun-ji and Cheol-so from Yoon Gwi-nam.How many seasons does All of Us Are Dead have? ›