With the completion of season 1, will there be an All of Us Are Dead season 2 or is it just speculation? Imagine sitting in a boring classroom listening to your lecturer teach, and suddenly you hear people screaming, and you notice a huge commotion in your school. You walk out, and you notice that the corridors are filled with blood, and flesh-eating humans overcrowd it. You are now stuck to survive along with the rest. This is precisely what is shown in the series All of Us Are Dead.
After 12 episodes filled with horror, suspense and thrill, the mind-boggling season 1 of All of Us Are Dead came to an end on January 8, 2022. The season ended with Na Ra escaping to the jungles and the other half zombies. The show is based initially on the webtoon named “Now at our school” by Joo Dong-Keun.
In the webtoon, we see that the virus eventually spreads all over Japan, which is what’s expected to happen in the second season of All of Us Are Dead. Netflix has not officially made any comment regarding the second season’s release. So there are just speculations that the hit series might return back to your laptops and mobiles to feed your curiosity of what is going to happen and how the story will continue.
All of Us Are Dead is written by Chun Sung-il and is adapted from the webtoon “Now at our school” made by Joo Dong-Keun. The story revolves around many high school kids trying to survive in a school full of zombies. The school gets affected by the virus after a genius scientist experimented hamster biting a student and then biting a doctor. The school slowly but surely gets affected with the teachers and students turning into zombies.
The students take shelter in the science lab and try to figure out precisely what is happening. After a while, they realize that they can’t stay there much longer and escape from there using a water hose. Firefighters are called to rescue an assemblywoman, and among those firefighters was Nam So-ju, a father who was more concerned about saving his daughter Nam On-Ji.
The rest of the story follows an all-out struggle of the students trying to fight off and escape from the zombies. At a point, they successfully carry out a plan to reach the roof, but they are too late as the helicopters which had come to their rescue leave before they could notice them. The government realizes no real cure for the virus and decides to lure the zombies out into 4 major zones and bomb them.
The students notice a yellow marker tied to one of the streets after walking around in the forest. The students then end up on the streets and later get chased by zombies. The students eventually escape into the forest after Cheong- san sacrifices himself, and the government drops bombs and sends in the army to clear out the rest of the zombies.
Being tired of running and surviving against the zombies, the students decide to stay and fight against the swarm headed towards them. After fending off the zombies, the students can reach the quarantine camp. After months, On-Jo goes out on her trip to a shrine she constructed for the ones she lost and notices a fire lit on the school’s roof.
She realizes that it’s the fire made by Nam-Ra who separated from them after being bit. Nam-Ra tells them that others like her need help and that she will never forget them before jumping down from the rooftop.
Yoon Chan-Young plays the role of Lee Chang-San. He is a calm character and always judges the situation before doing anything. He is also the childhood friend of On-Jo. Park Ji-Hu plays Nam On-Jo, who is a cheerful high school girl. She is skilled and has a lot of survival knowledge as her father is a firefighter. Cho Yi-Hyun plays. Choi Nam-Ra is the top student and the class president.
She realizes what friendship means while fighting alongside her friends. Lomon plays Lee Soo-Hyuk, a reliable friend who can handle tough and dangerous tasks. He always aspired to become a soldier. Yoo In-Soo plays Yoon Kwi-Nam as that one student who wants to make everything go wrong, even during an apocalypse.
Without any doubt, one can say that he is more dangerous than a zombie.
Release and Reviews
Netflix announced in a press release that the popular webtoon “now at our school” is soon getting a Netflix adaptation; this was in the year 2020. After the temporary suspension of production due to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea, the series finally premiered on Netflix on January 28, 2022. The series was a huge success and became the biggest series on Netflix when it got released.
It even got positive reviews from sites like Rotten Tomatoes, which gave it an approval rating of 84%, with an average of 7.0/10. The site’s critical consensus also reads,” While All of Us Are Dead loses some of its bites with an overlong season, its emotional grounding puts plenty of meat on the bone.”, undoubtedly making All of Us Are Dead a hit coming-of-age zombie apocalypse horror series.