All of Us Are Dead Season 2 Confirmed by Netflix

Over the last couple of years, Netflix has been releasing some of the best South Korean dramas out there. From Squid Game to D.P and the upcoming Twenty Five Twenty One, the streaming giant has been delivering when it comes to K-dramas across various genres — from comedies to thrillers and, of course, good ol’ romance. The latest to join Netflix’s K-drama roster is zombie story All of Us Are Dead (지금 우리 학교는).

Starring Park Jihu and Yoon Chanyoung, All of Us Are Dead premiered on Netflix on January 28, 2022, and quickly climbed up Netflix’s Global Top 10 rank. According to Variety, the series accumulated 124.79 million hours viewed in its first week, which makes it the most-viewed premiere week for a South Korean title since Netflix’s public Top 10 launched last year. Naturally, fans that have already finished the series are frantically looking for All of Us Are Dead season 2 updates on Google. If that’s you, here’s what you need to know about the series and its return.

Is Season 2 of All of Us Are Dead Confirmed?

Yes, it is! On June 6, 2022, Netflix confirmed All of Us Are Dead had officially been renewed for a second season on Twitter. The streamer also unveiled a Season 2 announcement video featuring some of the cast. “The students of Hyosan High School may have survived their first zombie outbreak, but the nightmare is far from over,” the announcement description reads.

As previously noted by Hypebae, Lee Jaekyu, the director of the series, had noted that “the story was written with a second season in mind.” His idea was to continue the story and Netflix is making that happen. “It would be great if we could do a second season,” the director reportedly said in the past, teasing that “if it were to happen, there would be more interesting stories.” Lee might focus more on the “zombie survival” during its sophomore season, which would make sense. But… before we get into that. Let’s recap for a second.

When is Season 2 of All of Us Are Dead Premiering?

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Though Netflix has not announced a set date yet, the season two announcement unveiled on June 6 did tease season 2 will be “coming soon to Netflix,” so keep your eyes peeled.

All of Us Are Dead Season 1 Recap 

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All of Us Are Dead follows a group of students from Hyosan High School fighting to survive after a zombie virus spreads across the school and its surrounding areas. The series is based on Joo Donggeun’s digital comic on Webtoon called Now at Our School (same as the series’ original title in Korean), which was first published in 2009. 

At first, the series might seem like your typical zombie apocalypse story with coming-of-age elements sprinkled in the narrative, but All of Us Are Dead is actually rife wuth cultural references and timely allegories.

All of Us Are Dead Cast

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In season 1 the series centers mainly around Nam Onjo, played by 18-year-old Park Jihu, and her childhood friend, neighbor, and classmate Lee Cheongsan, played by 20-year-old Yoon Chanyoung. Cho Yihyun also stars as model student and class president Choi Namra, while South Korean-Uzbek actor Park Solomon (also known as Lomon) plays Lee Suhyeok.

The main antagonist of the series — aside from, you know, the virus itself — is Yoon Gwinam, played by real-life sweetheart Yoo Insoo. Lee Yoomi, plays as Lee Nayeon. Additional casting includes Im Jaehyuk as Yang Daesu, Lee Eunsaem as Park Mijin, Ham Sungmin as Han Gyeongsu (aka Chaongsan’s BFF), Kim Jooah as Yoon Isak (aka Onjo’s BFF), as well as Son Sangyeon and Ha Seungri as siblings Jang Woojin and Jang Hari — among others. 

As for season 2 you’d know the series ends on a cliffhanger after the survivors reunite with Namra on the school’s rooftop. Unlike with Squid Game, it’s difficult to guess who could return for the second season since, you know, dead people can become zombies, too. We can assume all the survivors (or at least most) will return now that Season 2 has gotten the green light. 

Of course, there’s another major question all fans have: Is Cheongsan really dead in All of Us Are Dead? Well, it’s impossible to know for sure. We did not see him turn into a zombie and we also did not see his remains. We did see him get blasted with the shock wave from the bomb the government dropped on school grounds, though he barely managed to use Gwinam as a cover. 

Realistically speaking, we shouldn’t get our hopes up but, that said, stranger things have happened. (And this is Netflix after all!) Speaking to Wikitree, director Lee said: “If Cheongsan were to come back to life, there will be some viewers who won’t accept the situation and some that will like it,” noting that he “definitely” has a plan that he can’t share just yet.

The Season 2 announcement does say Park Jihu, Yoon Chanyoung, Cho Yihyun, and Lomon will be “back to school” so… I guess we can officially say this is not the end for Cheongsan?