Another South Korean drama series is trending worldwide on Netflix. Zombie thriller All Of Us Are Dead topped the streamer’s Top 10 non-English language TV shows with 124.79 million hours watched for the week of January 24-30. The series premiered on January 28.
All Of Us Are Dead was the #1 TV show in many countries, including Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan, while it made the Top 10 in the United States. and the UK, among others.
The action-packed show is the fourth Korean series to top Netflix’s weekly global charts after Squid Game, Hellbound and The Silent Sea. Squid Game clocked just 63.2 million hours in its first week, before becoming a massive hit.
All Of Us Are Dead is set in a high school where a zombie apocalypse has broken out and the students must fight to survive. It is based on the 2009 and 2011 webtoon, Now At Our School. “This series revolves around these college students who are bound by a desire to survive betrayal and friendship in its most unlikely forms,” Netflix said in a statement.
The 12-part thriller is directed by Lee Jae-kyoo and stars Lee Yoo-mi (player 240 in Squid Game), Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-hyun, Park Solomon, Yoo In-soo , Kim Byung-chul, Lee Kyu-hyung and Jeon Bae-soo.
Korean series are gaining worldwide popularity, fueled by the Squid Game phenomenon. The dystopian drama is Netflix’s most-watched TV show or movie with 1.6 billion hours. He also received numerous accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for 001 player O Yeung-su. The next seasons are in preparation.