A South Korean Netflix Original zombie-horror series, All of Us Are Dead has gained massive popularity almost parallel to that of Squid Game. Based on the webtoon Now at Our School by Joo Dong-geun, the zombie horror has been written by Chun Sung-il and directed by Lee Jae Gyoo, who is popular for his works like Trap, King2Hearts, and Intimate Strangers.
Ever since the popular zombie-horror series was renewed for a second season back in June 2022, everyone is madly anticipating streaming the latest season on their screens. For those unversed, All of Us Are Dead follows the repercussions of a failed science experiment by Hyosan High science teacher Lee Byeong-chan.
The said experiment led to the emergence of a mysterious virus that transforms humans into zombies which began spreading across the school as well as the entire city. In order to prevent it from spreading further, the authorities announced a state of emergency, and the city was placed under lockdown. However, during this announcement, a group of students trapped in Hyosan High, who now must unite to survive the zombie outbreak.
The official synopsis of All of Us Are Dead reads:
“A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight their way out or turn into one of the rabid infected.”
The series features Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hu, Cho Yi-hyun, Park Solomon (Lomon), Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Byung-chul, Jeon Bae-soo, Lee Kyu-hyung, Im Jae-hyeok, Ha Seung-ri, Lee Eun-saem, and many others.
Here’s a quick rundown of All of Us Are Dead season 2.
When was All of Us Are Dead season 2 officially renewed?
All of Us Are Dead season was renewed for a second season on June 6, 2022. It was Day 1 of the Netflix Geeked Week. In addition to updating the renewal status of All of Us Are Dead, Netflix also released a video showcasing the cast of the show. You can take a look at the video here:
In conversation with HypeBeast KR, the director of the series unveiled his plans for the show, saying: “The story itself was set with season 2 in mind, so if season 2 comes out, it might be a little more interesting and expanded story.” He also left a hint about the content of Season 2, saying, “If Season 1 was a survival period for humans, there is a sense of humor, but Season 2 feels like it will be a survival period for zombies.”
What can we expect to happen in All of Us Are Dead season 2?
Unlike the plethora of fans who are deeply anticipating a second season, some critics find there is no real need for producing All of Us Are Dead Season 2. That’s because in season 1 only a few students survive Hyosan High school while a majority of people were turned into zombies and they in turn were strategically bombed by the Korean military. These few survivors are now living in a refugee camp, waiting for the military’s cue to return home safely.
Unless the new season begins with a new outbreak. Or the season magnifies on Nam-Ra, who interestingly did not succumb to the virus even after being infected by it. She was not only able to stay human but also gain new strength and endurance after being infected by the virus.
The new season could focus more on zombie hybrids like Nam-Ra, with questionable identities that can counteract anytime in the series.
In addition to that, before All of Us Are Dead was renewed for a second season, director Lee Jae-kyoo mentioned in an interview with The Korea Herald that he wanted to create a second season of this zombie series. He said, “If the first season can be seen as having presented humanity‘s survival, the next season can talk about the survival of zombies.”
What is the production status of All of Us Are Dead season 2?
At the time of writing, the second season of the South Korean Netflix Original zombie horror series appears to be in the production stage. As per the photos shared on Twitter, the cast and crew were first spotted to be shooting the second season in September 2022. Be that as it may, we don’t know when the production actually started. Later in October 2022, a fan shared a TikTok video that showcased the cast and crew still filming.
The video showed some people acting like zombies while others were running away. Interestingly, it’s of paramount significance to note that neither the streaming giant nor the creative team has disclosed that the show has begun filming. This opens up the possibility of such videos being a part of another project. Regardless, we contend that the production process for All of Us Are Dead season 2 has already begun.
The first season has reportedly taken eight months to film. Be that as it may, it was temporarily suspended due to the pandemic. Once the production was wrapped, it took 11 months for the first season to make its way to Netflix. So, if we assume that the production of the second season did begin in September 2022, we can expect the same production schedule to be followed, which means that the cameras would stop rolling sometime in May 2023.
Who are the cast members of All of Us Are Dead season 2?
Currently, Netflix has not confirmed who will return in All of Us Are Dead season 2. Be that as it may, we expect On-jo (Park Ji-hu), Su-hyeok (Lomon), Hyo-ryeong (Kim Bo-yoon), Dae-su (Im Jae-hyuk), Ha-ri (Ha Seung-ri), and Mi-jin (Lee Eun-saem) to be back in the second season as well. In addition to these names, we also expect Cho Yi-hyun to reprise her role as Nam-ra. Hopefully, if Cheong-san (Yoon Chan-young) survived the bombing, he would also be back in the second season. Besides these returning cast members, we expect some new cast additions too.
When will All of Us Are Dead season 2 be released on Netflix?
At the time of writing, it’s difficult to predict when the latest installment will be released on Netflix since we don’t know for certain when the production started or if the production has actually started or not. Be that as it may, we know for sure that All of Us Are Dead season 2 will not arrive on Netflix in April 2023, since it is not enlisted in the litany of the shows and movies March line-up ready for release on Netflix. If we go with the assumption that the filming started in September 2022, we expect All of Us Are Dead season 2 to be released on Netflix in late 2023. However, this is just our assumption, you have the full liberty to take it with a grain of salt.
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