Netflix has announced a promising lineup of cast members to headline its upcoming Korean original zombie-themed series All of Us Are Dead: young actors Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hoo, Jo Yi-hyun, Park Solomon, and Yoo In-soo.
Based on 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 during a zombie outbreak. It revolves around how they execute plans of escape while confronting life and death situations. Little do they know, a number of people outside are also going through extreme lengths to save them.
Yoon Chan-young signed up to play the male lead Lee Cheong-san, an ordinary student who is determined to protect his unrequited love at Hyosan High School where a zombie virus is spreading like wildfire. This will be the actor’s next appearance after recently taking part in the mystery melodrama Nobody Knows (2020).
Meanwhile, rookie actress Park Ji-hoo, who made her small-screen debut in the coming-of-age drama Sweet Revenge 2 (2018), is set to portray the character of Nam On-jo, a highly popular girl in the campus. Unlike most teens her age, On-jo acts pleasant and behaves maturely. Park Ji-hoo is known for her remarkable performance in the critically acclaimed film House of Hummingbird (2019), which made her the youngest artist in the history of Tribeca Film Festival to have received the Best Actress Award in an International Feature Film.
Joining them is rising actress Jo Yi-hyun who will transform into Choi Nam-ra, a classroom leader and the top achiever among all students. Since starting her career in the 2018 inspirational drama Bad Papa, Jo played supporting roles in dramas such as the 2020 friendship series Hospital Playlist and youth drama How to Buy a Friend. The current project will mark her first main role in a television series.
Also included in the cast is Park Solomon who will suit up as Lee Su-hyuk. His character started studying at a late age and aspires to become a soldier one day. Park Solomon first appeared as a teen actor in the 2014 mystery rom-com series Bride of the Century (2014). He then widened his experience by taking on guest and support parts in Shopaholic Louis (2016) and Lookout (2017) until he landed his first lead role in the teen fantasy web drama Sweet Revenge (2017).
Completing the bunch of young talents is Yoo In-soo who will portray the character Yoon Gwi-nam. He is a psycho who acts more dangerous than a zombie to the students isolated inside the school. After making his debut in Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (2017), he has been building his filmography through various bit parts and supporting roles in dramas such as ID: Gangnam Beauty (2018), At Eighteen (2019), and Chocolate (2019).
All of Us Are Dead is written by screenwriter Chun Sung-il of Your Honor (2018) and upcoming drama LUCA (2020) and will be helmed by director Lee Jae-kyu of The King 2hearts (2012). The drama is produced by JTBC Studios in association with Film Monster and is scheduled to stream on Netflix in over 190 countries worldwide in the first half of 2021.
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