All of Us Are Dead Season 2: Predicted release date, filming update, spoilers, fan theories, characters that won’t return and more

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Clocks Ticking. Pin Drop Silence in Hyosan High School. 

Have the zombies been laid to rest? Or are the new hybrids planning another unfathomably gruesome apocalypse?

Different from the mainstream zombie series and movies that we have come across, ‘All of Us Are Dead’ is a debunked story. Throughout Season 1, we are reminded that the morality roles in society are not a black-and-white affair. The lines are blurred. It is all about who’s in power and how they decide to use it.

Fans have been questioning if it is a part of the summer lineup or not because the show encapsulated the essence of being a hit summer binge! If you are wondering the same thing about the potential release date, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to get all the details as there is no more time left to wait as the journey into uncharted territory will return for another season, which is expected to soar higher than ever before!

Our desperate hopes for a Season renewal were met by Netflix when it made an official announcement of its comeback on June 6, 2022.

Check out the announcement video here:

All of us are dead | Season 2 Announcement | Netflix

Yes! We were all super-hyped to hear a renewal of Season 2 on 6th June 2022 by Netflix, although it was pretty evident. Ever since the release of the series in January 2022, fans have been hooked on this apocalyptic Korean drama, so renewing it for another Season only seemed logical.

All of Us Are Dead Season 2 Predicted Release Date: Will It Arrive in 2024?

All Of Us Are Dead Season 2: Expected release date, plot, characters that won't be returning, trailer, filming updates and more

While there is no official announcement on the same, Director Lee Jal Q spoke to Korea Herald, saying that the filming for Season 2 has not begun. This leaves us in a bit of a rut because we were hoping Season 2 would air by Fall 2023. On top of that, the recent WGA strike has also added to the uncertainty surrounding its release. This stems from a recent meeting of SAG-AFTRA and WGA with the production houses where no negotiations were met, and it catapulted the unions into further protest. We cannot expect the strike to dwindle before October; hence, the arrival of the second season at the moment seems bleak.

If and only if the strike subsides and filming begins within the next two months, we can expect All of Us Are Dead Season 2 to arrive by the first half of 2024. We may be heading for a late 2024 release.

All of Us Are Dead Season 2 Plot: Spoilers

All Of Us Are Dead Season 2: Expected release date, plot, characters that won't be returning, trailer, filming updates and more
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The series is expected to expand on the basic premise, which is as follows: “A local high school is overrun with zombies as a result of a failed science experiment, and the trapped students struggle to survive. With no food or water and communication cut off by the government, they must use the school’s equipment to protect themselves amid a battleground, or they will become infected.”

*Spoiler Alert*

According to recent reports, it appears like the show’s director wants to concentrate more on the zombies anyway, which is exactly what the fans expect to see in the new season! Before All of Us Are Dead was renewed for a second season back on June 6, 2022, director Lee Jae-kyoo mentioned in an interview with The Korea Herald that he wanted to create a second season of this zombie series. Take a look at the quote below to understand what the director explained:

“Many directions, settings, and scenes were intentionally produced to expand the story into an additional season, including the introduction of the new race of zombies – immune and immortal,” director Lee Jae-kyoo told The Korean Herald. Further adding, “If the first season can be seen as having presented humanity’s survival, the next season can talk about the survival of the zombies. I hope to present viewers with another season.

For better reference on where Season 2 of All Of Us Are Dead is likely to take off, here is a list of all the episodes of Season 1 of the series:

S1.E1 ∙ Episode #1.1
January 28, 2022
Inside Lee Byeong-Chan’s science lab, a student incurs a seemingly harmless bite. Shortly after, a fast-spreading outbreak soaks the school in blood.

S1.E2 ∙ Episode #1.2
January 28, 2022
The infected multiply in droves. Scrambling for their lives, Nanm On-Jo and Lee Cheong-San find safety with others inside a classroom-but not for long.

S1.E3 ∙ Episode #1.3
January 28, 2022
When one of the group is scratched while fighting a zombie, Lee Na-yeon demands they kick him out. Outside, the virus swallows up the city.

S1.E4 ∙ Episode #1.4
January 28, 2022
In need of a cell phone, two students take a risky journey to the teacher’s office. Byeong-chan passes on critical information to Detective Song Jae-ik.

S1.E5 ∙ Episode #1.5
January 28, 2022
Martial law is imposed on the city. When Cheong-san is separated from the rest of the group, On-jo leads a mission to use a drone to locate him.

S1.E6 ∙ Episode #1.6
January 28, 2022
The group clears a path to Cheong-an using sound to draw away the zombies, but a new type of threat surfaces. Nam So-ju breaks out of the quarantine camp.

S1.E7 ∙ Episode #1.7
January 28, 2022
To make it out of the music room and onto the roof, the students put into action their most perilous plan yet. Elsewhere, Jae-ik comes across a setback.

S1.E8 ∙ Episode #1.8
January 28, 2022
Jae-ik and his crew run into a student from the school. Na-yeon works up the courage to face her peers. The group shares confessions around a fire.

S1.E9 ∙ Episode #1.9
January 28, 2022
A disturbance at the quarantine camp shifts the military’s understanding of the virus. A thunderstorm provides cover as the group agrees to keep on moving.

S1.E10 ∙ Episode #1.10
January 28, 2022
The auditorium quickly becomes a trap for the two newly united teams of survivors. Byeong-chan’s video logs reveal a drastic solution to the crisis.

S1.E11 ∙ Episode #1.11
January 28, 2022
Though a surprise protector provides the group safe passage to their next stop, Yoon Gwi-nam is not far behind. The military makes a grave decision.

S1.E12 ∙ Episode #1.12
January 28, 2022
The students make it to the quarantine camp, each of them weighed down by tragic loss. Months later, they hang on to hope for a survivor.

Based on the premise of Season 1, we have speculated some plotlines as well as some fan theories to support it.

All of Us Are Dead Season 2 Plot: Fan Theories

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Will there be another zombie outbreak in All of Us Are Dead Season 2?

All of Us Are Dead Season 2: Release date speculations, synopsis, cast members and all the latest updates
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Although the government could successfully contain the zombie apocalypse to Hyosan, Season 1 never showed us a complete suppression of the same. We know for sure that there are quite a few zombies who did not perish in the fire on the rooftop.
In correspondence, we can expect another outbreak to take place next season.

It is worth mentioning that according to the webtoon Naver (upon which the series is based), the virus is not just contained to Korea, it spreads overseas.
We can expect an interesting take on this theory whereby one infected zombie breaks out of Hyosan and renders another outbreak, preferably within Korea. Otherwise, it might turn into a whole world-order series.

What is Jonus Virus?


This fundamental question surrounding the Jonus virus was not made clear through Season 1. All we know is that the science teacher of Hyosan High School invented it to create a stronger version of his son to enable him to fight off the bullies. However, he miscalculated the repercussions, and a one-minute mistake changed the lives of the people of Hyosan forever. In a way, he sacrificed humanity for his own selfish needs.

In the tapes that he left behind about the Jonus virus, he extracted testosterone and enhanced it to create superhumans whom no one could defeat. All this so that his son could fight back against bullies in high school! Talk about a parent’s determination to better their child.

He also said that the virus adapts and evolves itself and creates new strains (doesn’t it sound similar to a pandemic virus we recently faced?) when it detects an antibody, thereby destroying the core function of the antibodies (to destroy the virus).

We also discovered that a sound wave frequency of 24KHz affected them, and this very method was used to lure them onto the rooftop of the school and bomb them all together.

We also know that there is no cure for the virus other than death. In an episode, Mr. Lee says.
” A treatment or a vaccine is impossible.
There is only one solution.

When the creator of a deadly virus states this, there is likely no hope. Right? Right?! WRONG! Where there is a will there is a way.

Since we have not been let on much about the virus, we don’t know what the cure could be. But that does not mean they will stop trying. This is an avenue we can expect Season 2 to explore in detail.

Is Mr. Lee a Hybrid?

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This is a new type of zombie who is infected by the virus, but after interacting with the human’s antibodies, turn them into half zombies or ‘hambies.’ That’s a noteworthy hashtag!

They are seen as different from the normal zombies in their demeanor, which is calmer and not disheveled and directionless like the others. This can prove to be a positive attribute (in the case of Nam-Ra) or a ghastly fate (in the case of our antagonist Gwi Nam).

When Mr. Lee was a bit, it was a scene to relive. He walked calmly ahead, facing the screen against a contrasting backdrop of chaotic, rumpled zombies.

In Season 2, we can either expect him to rile up the zombies against humanity, or we can watch him help the hybrids control the catastrophe.

What happened to Nam-Ra?

All of Us Are Dead Season 2 is not coming in August 2023
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Oh, the final scene with Nam-Ra made us reach for the tissues. Nam-Ra turned out to be a Hamby initially and decided to part ways with her friends and stay back in Hyosan. This is because although she was calm and composed, the insatiable hunger for human flesh almost drove her to feed on her friends.

In the final scene, she has a reunion with her friends ( the remaining six who are still human) Su-hyeok, On-jo, Dae-su, Hyo-ryung, Mi-jin, and Ha-ri. Here, she is seen as extremely composed and thriving, which means she has found a way out to co-exist as a hybrid. She said that she had to stay back and protect those like her from the government won’t think twice before blowing them up.

In a way, Nam-Ra turned out to be the expected result of the experiment and an ideal personality of what Mr. Lee expected of his son when he created the virus for him.

We cannot wait to watch Nam-Ra take the lead next season and embody the ‘Hamby Hero’ we never expected! She might even make for a new superhero.

Is Lee Cheong San still alive in All of Us Are Dead Season 2?

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Now is this a speculation we can only wait for Season 2 to cover? Last we saw Cheong San. He perished in the fire with Gwi-Nam. However, in the pile of ash, what we can see are burnt bodies, and one of them looks like that of Cheong San.

If he does return in the next season, we can also expect the unkillable Nemesis Gwi-Nam to return with him.

We all await the announcement of the release of Season 2 for All of Us Are Dead. Stay tuned to this space and turn on your notifications for constant updates on your favorite series and movies.

All of Us Are Dead Season 2 Cast: Who Will Reprise Their Roles And Who Won’t?

All of Us Are Dead Season 2 Expected Release Date: Everything we know so far
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There has been no confirmation, but we are certain that the six remaining students will reprise their roles in the second season, which are as follows:

  • Park Ji-hu as Nam On-jo
  • Kim Bo-yoon as Seo Hyo-ryung
  • Im Jae-hyuk as Yang Dae-su
  • Yoon Chan-young as Lee Cheong-san
  • Ha Seung-ri as Jang Ha-ri
  • Lee Eun-saem as Park Mi-jin
  • Lemon as Lee Su-hyeok.

Cho Yi-hyun, who played Choi Nam-ra, might also return. We can also expect new additions in the cast of the second season, which will be revealed later.

Fans are also guessing as to whether Cheong-san (Yoon Chan-young) somehow managed to escape the bombing and will now appear in the second season because if Cheong-san survived the blast, then the antagonist from All of Us Are Dead Season 1! Yes, you guessed it right: Gwi-Nam (Yoo In-soo) will most likely also be able to do the same, so he may show up in the second season. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens, as anything can change!

Some cast members won’t return in the second season, which includes the following:

  • Yoo In-soo as Yoon Gwi-nam
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Lee Na-Yeon
  • Kim Byung-chul as Lee Byeong-chan
  • Lee Kyu-hyung as Song Jae-ik
  • Jeon Bae-soo as Nam So-ju.

Lee JQ and Kim Nam-su are the creators and directors; Lee JQ is the showrunner, and Chun Sung-il is the writer.

Lastly, Lee Jae-gyu also revealed the plans for season 2 could have a lot of certain character resurrections. After season one’s writing, the director Lee JQ told once about season two, quoting, “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.” 

All of Us Are Dead | Meet the Cast | Netflix

All of Us Are Dead Season 2 Trailer: Has It Reached Us Yet?

Since there is no word on the filming aspect of the season, as well as the deficiency of a formal announcement of a trailer release date, there is no teaser or official trailer for Season 2. Meanwhile, you can catch up on All of Us Are Dead Season 1 exclusively on Netflix, provided you have a subscription to the same.

Check out the official trailer for All of Us Are Dead Season 1 in the meantime:

All of Us Are Dead | Official Trailer | Netflix

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