Netflix has confirmed the casting of Yoon Chan-yeong, Park Ji-hu, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon and Yoo In-soo for All of Us Are Dead, an upcoming original zombie series that follows a group of students trapped in a high school who find themselves in dire situations as they seek to be rescued from a zombie invasion of their school.
Yoon Chan-yeong will play Cheong-san, an ordinary student at Hyosan High School who tries to save On-jo, a girl he likes, from the rampant zombie virus. Yoon made a strong impression with his performance in the drama series Mama. Since then he has performed in a wide variety of shows, including Six Flying Dragons, Still 17 and Doctor John. He also starred in the films Birthday and The Fault Is Not Yours.
Park Ji-hu will play the cheerful and down-to-earth On-jo, the most popular girl at Hyosan High School. Park has gained a following since her 2019 debut in House of Hummingbird, which won her the Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film Award at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival.
Cho Yi-hyun will play Nam-ra, the class president and the school’s top-ranked student. Cho’s credits include the 2019 film Metamorphosis and the recent drama series Hospital Playlist.
Lomon will play Su-hyeok, a student who has recently decided to focus on his studies with the dreams of becoming a soldier. Park first gained attention through his performance in the drama Bleak Night. He also played the lead role in Lookism, a Chinese series based on a popular Korean webtoon.
Yoo In-soo will play Gwi-nam, a returning student who may be even more dangerous than the zombie invasion. Yoo debuted in the drama series Strong Girl Bong-soon and has built a filmography through several shows, including School 2017, Avengers Social Club, My ID is Gangnam Beauty, and Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter.
The zombie series, which is based on the highly-popular webtoon Now at Our School, will be directed by Lee JQ (Beethoven Virus, The Legendary Police Woman, Intimate Strangers) and written by Chun Sung-il (The Slave Hunters, 7th Grade Civil Servant).
All of Us Are Dead, produced by Film Monster by JTBC Studio, will be available exclusively on Netflix.
Netflix has also confirmed production for the original series D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) in collaboration with director Han Jun-hee, who is well known for his films Coin Locker Girl and Hit-and-Run Squad.
D.P. is based on the webtoon D.P: Dog Days by Kim Bo-tong. It tells the story of Jun-ho, a South Korean Army private who is assigned to a unit responsible for arresting deserters, and in his job, encounters confused young adults. The perspective of a soldier tasked with pursuing other soldiers will be balanced out by the portrayal of the pains and struggles of those who choose to desert.
D.P. stands for ‘Deserter Pursuit,’ a unit within the Army’s Military Police that chases down AWOL soldiers. With this novel premise, the original webtoon proved to be a huge hit with more than 10 million readers. It also brought to light violent acts and violations of human rights within the military.
D.P. will be produced by Lezhin Studio in association with Homemade Film, and will be released only on Netflix.