Multi-genre actor Kim Byung-chul is confirmed to join the zombie craze in Netflix’s upcoming original Korean series All of Us Are Dead.
Adapted from the popular 2009 webtoon “Now at Our School” by Joo Dong-geun, All of Us Are Dead follows a group of high school students who get trapped inside their school in the middle of a zombie outbreak. It revolves around how they struggle to escape and brave through life-and-death situations while a number of people outside their building are also going through extreme lengths to save them. Kim Byung-chul will take on the role of Lee Byung-chan, a Science teacher who will be placed in a dilemma as he attempts to help the stranded students.
Kim is widely known for being a versatile actor. From depicting a colonel in Descendants of the Sun (2016) to playing a horribly wicked ghost in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017) and a strict father in SKY Castle (2018–2019), Kim has left a lasting impression for breathing life into his various characters and perfectly capturing their individual personalities. In 2019, South Korea’s most prestigious entertainment celebration and award ceremony, Baeksang Arts Awards, took notice of his efforts and hailed Kim as “Best Supporting Actor for TV” for his work in SKY Castle. His most recent projects were the 2019 series Doctor Prisoner and Pegasus Market. In the upcoming series, Kim is expected to show his acting skills yet again in an unforgettable portrayal of Byung-chan.
Among the previously announced cast of characters in the drama are the male and female protagonists Lee Cheong-san (Yoon Chan-young, Nobody Knows) and Nam On-jo (Park Ji-hoo, Beautiful World). Surrounding them are fellow students Choi Nam-ra (Jo Yi-hyun, How to Buy a Friend), Yoon Gwi-nam (Yoo In-soo, Chocolate), Lee Su-hyuk (Park Solomon, Sweet Revenge), Hee-soo (Lee Chae-eun, Steel Rain*), Seo Hyo-ryung (Kim Bo-yoon, Good Casting), and Ji Min (Kim Jin-young, The Fault Is Not Yours*). Also included in the exciting lineup are Woo Ji-hyun (A Piece of Your Mind) as Woo Shin, a new character who was not introduced in the webtoon, and actor Oh Hee-joon (Was it Love?) with an undisclosed role.
All of Us Are Dead is penned by screenwriter Chun Sung-il of Your Honor (2018) and is helmed by co-directors Lee Jae-kyu of The King 2hearts (2012) and Kim Nam-soo. The thrilling drama is scheduled to premiere in the first half of 2021 and stream exclusively on Netflix across 190 countries worldwide.
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