Netflix has released the first official trailer for its upcoming zombie apocalypse K-drama series, All Of Us Are Dead.
The new clip opens with scenes of students making their way to Hyosan High School on a seemingly ordinary morning. “A virus… the instinct to survive surpasses intelligence. Humanity has never defeated a virus,” explains biology teacher Lee Byung-chan (played by Kim Byung-chul).
Later, a female student, Hyeon-ju (Snowdrop’s Jung Yi-seo), comes across a lab rat which bites her after she sticks her finger into its enclosure, setting off a disastrous chain of events. She returns to the classroom covered in blood, transforming into a zombie after her classmates take her to the nurse’s office. Things quickly go downhill from here, with the deadly virus spreading rapidly among students and staff.
“Rather than die as a human, I wanted him to survive as a monster,” the biology teacher later explains in an interrogation room, suggesting that he might have had a hand in the spread of the virus. Back at the school, the remaining survivors brace themselves for another wave of zombies. “They’re here,” says Choi Nam-ra (School 2021’s Cho Yi-hyun).
Based on the webtoon Now At Our School by Joo Dong-geun, All Of Us Are Dead follows a group of high school students who find themselves trapped on campus as a zombie apocalypse spreads like wildfire. It stars a number of familiar faces, including House Of Hummingbird actress Park Ji-hoo and Yoon Chan-young of Doctor John fame.
The upcoming series is helmed by directors and Lee Jae-hyu and Kim Nam-soo, as well as screenwriter Chun Sung-il. Squid Game star Lee Yoo-mi is also set to appear in an undisclosed role.
All Of Us Are Dead is slated for a global premiere on Netflix on January 28.
All Of Us Are Dead will be Netflix’s latest K-drama series, following the international success of Squid Game. Other series released in the wake of Squid Game’s success include My Name, Hellbound and The Silent Sea.
‘All Of Us Are Dead’: zombie apocalypse spirals out of control in first trailer