Hailing a “new take” on the Korean zombie genre, Netflix has announced plans to We are all dead, a series based on the popular webtoon Now at our school. The streamer teamed up with Lee JQ (Beethoven virus, Damo: the legendary policewoman, intimate strangers) to produce the new original.
We are all dead focuses on a group of high school students facing an extreme crisis situation when they find themselves trapped in their school as a zombie virus spreads like wildfire. The source material webtoon has been successful in Korea and has also been well received in Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan as digital comics have seen significant adoption.
The Netflix original series is written by Chun Sung-il and will be directed by Lee JQ and Kim Nam-su. It will be produced by JTBC Studios in association with Film Monster and will premiere on Netflix. No timeline has been provided.
Korea has a rich history with the zombie genre, including the 2016 theatrical success Train to Busan. Netflix’s first Korean original, Kingdom, also has a fondness for the living dead and just saw its second season premiere last month.
In September of last year, Netflix ordered a slew of Korean originals, including School nurse files, My Holo Amour and Extracurricular.