Netflix's 'All Of Us Are Dead': Will Cheong-san return? Director reveals Season 2 plan
With K-pop dominating the globe, even K-dramas are now taking over the industry. Netflix’s very first original K-drama ‘Kingdom’, a period-drama zombie flick, was an instant success and ever since, there has been a huge demand for K-dramas all over the world. In fact, in 2021, Netflix decided to invest $500 million in Korean content. They acquired iconic network K-dramas like ‘Guardian’, ‘Itaewon Class’ and ‘Descendants of the Sun’, as well as made successful originals like ‘Sweet Home’ and ‘Hellbound’. Their recent dramas ‘Squid Game’ and ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ have currently become the most popular Netflix shows.
‘Squid Game’ was an international phenomenon as it is the most-watched Netflix show to date with over 94 countries and 142 million members tuning in. It also took over the international award circuit as it won a Golden Globe and People’s Choice Award, got nominated at Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards and is eligible to be nominated at Primetime Emmys. And it looks like Netflix’s next original drama ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ is catching up as its director talked about a season 2.
‘All Of Us Are Dead’ Season 2 plot
The Netflix K-drama's season 1 follows Cheong-san (Yoon Chan-Young) and his friends as they try to survive a zombie apocalypse that originated in their school. By the end of the season, only seven students survive. However, Cheong-san’s supposed death becomes an open ending as we get Nam-ra hinting that she has found more half-zombies. Child actor Yoon Chan-Young became a fan-favorite with his portrayal of Cheong-san to the point that viewers are asking makers to bring him back in Season 2. And it looks like there is a possibility of a Season 2 for 'All Of Us Are Dead' according to the director.
Director Lee Jae-gyu shared that if Season 1 continues to be popular, ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ can get a second season, however, “there is nothing solid or confirmed officially.” But it looks like he has already thought about the plot as he shared, “If Season 1 showed a comparison and contrast in how adults and students survive the zombie apocalypse, I want to show the comparison between the surviving human group and the [half] zombie group in Season 2.” Lee also spoke about the fate of Cheong-san.
In the penultimate episode, Cheong-san gets bitten by the half-zombie Gwi-nam. Right before the Army bomb the school to kill all the zombies, Cheong-san grabs Gwi-nam and falls down an elevator shaft. Many think that the latter acts like a shield which is why we don’t see Cheong-san’s body in the end. We also don't know if he turns into a full or half-zombie. There is further hope of him appearing if the next season happens as Lee added, “I do have a vague picture that I drew out imagining what would happen if all the other actors, including Cheong-san, were to appear in Season 2.”