All Of Us Are Dead, a South Korean zombie apocalypse drama that launched on Netflix on January 28, has surpassed Squid Game and Hellbound to become the third K-drama to reach this milestone on the streaming giant. Yoon Chan Young, Cho Yi Hyun, Park Solomon, Yoo In Soo, Lee Yoo Mi, Kim Byung Chul, Lee Kyu Hyung, Park Ji Hu, and Jeon Bae Soo feature in the series.
“Zombie YA series All of Us Are Dead, which soared to No. 1 on its seventh day of release compared to Day 4 for Squid Game, certainly rode on the latter’s coattails, benefiting from the increasing interest in Korean dramas,” according to Deadline.
In a recent interview with Edaily Korea, All Of Us Are Dead director Lee Jae Gyu talked about his show’s global success and shared, “I truly can’t believe all the love it has received from so many countries around the world.”
“I think this will come as a great relief to all the actors and staff who devoted themselves to this project for two years,” he said.
The series revolves around a set of high school students who are trapped inside their school campus amidst a zombie-virus outbreak. The students must fight their way out or turn into one of the rabid infected. The series is adapted from a webtoon, Now at Our School by Joo Dong Geun, which was published between 2009 and 2011.