The zombie horror series is one of the stream’s top 10 non-English-language shows of all time and the second most successful Korean-produced show after last year’s “Squid Game.”
The news was announced as part of Netflix Geek Week. In addition to positioning Netflix as the home of Asian horror and sci-fi genre content, the event also aims to showcase new and returning series. The company said that from 2020 to 2021, viewings of sci-fi and horror films on Netflix in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 30% and 20%, respectively.
The Geek Week video features the four main cast members of the series — Park Ji Ho, Yoon Chan Young, Jo Yi Hyun, and Lo Mong — thanking fans for their support of the show and confirming that season 2 is on the way.
Adapted from Joo Dong-geun’s Korean webcomic “Now at Our School,” “We All Die” follows several ordinary high school students who end up in a zombie apocalypse ground zero after a science experiment goes awry. The group was forced to protect itself while dealing with severe interpersonal tensions as the government was cut off from the outside world to contain the outbreak. The show’s first season finale ended in suspense, with six survivors of the outbreak rescued but quarantined by the government, and the squad leader, Cho, now a half-zombie.
Netflix reports that after its premiere, “We Are All Dead” went straight to the top 10 most-watched non-English-language series in 91 countries, and remained there for two weeks in a row. It also attracted 361 million hours of watch time in its first 10 days.
In addition to Park, Yoon, Jo, and Ro Mong, the drama also stars Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Byung-chul, Lee Kyu-hyung, and Jeon Bae-soo. Based on the original webtoon by Jeon Sung-il, Lee Jae-kyung and Kim Nam-soo, the first season was written by Jeon Sung-il, Lee Jae-kyung and Kim Nam-soo, and directed by Lee Jae-kyung and Kim Nam-soo.
Continuing the combination of school and horror, Netflix has announced the first season of the “School Stories series.” The eight-episode series produced in Thailand is an anthology that mixes horror legends, ghost stories and horror stories. The cast is mostly new, but includes BNK48 band member Jennis Oprasert (“Where We Belong”). Pass Patthankumjon, director of the 2020 Netflix series “Lower Class” and the 2017 Thai 5-star film “School Story”, will direct the series. Netflix says its new shows are aimed at teenage audiences, while also labeling it violence over 18, sex, sexual violence, bad language, substance abuse and suicide. No release date has been announced.
Japan’s”alice in borderlandsSeason 2 is due to arrive in December 2020 and is currently in post-production. Season 1 hit theaters in December 2020 and was a hit in Japan and overseas, so much so that season 2 was released within two weeks of the show’s launch. announced. The story follows Arisu and Usagi who risk their lives in hopes of returning to their original world through games with various character traits such as intelligence, strength, and teamwork. The 10 actors who won the competition at the end of the first season will return for the second season.
“We have these very large-scale scenes every day, and the world of the show is bigger than ever,” returning actor Kento Yamazaki said in a statement. The series is based on the original manga created by Asu Haro, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday S and Weekly Shonen Sunday from 2010 to 2016. The first season adaptation of the script was directed by Watanabe Ryosuke, Kuramitsu Yasuko and Sato Shinsuke.