Actor Oh Hee-joon is joining the gang in a school swarming with zombies!
On July 6, the actor’s agency has announced that “Oh Hee-joon has confirmed his appearance in the Netflix original series All of Us Are Dead.”
The new zombie outbreak-themed series is a Netflix original that revolves around a group of students trapped in a school plagued with zombies. To stay alive, they have to stick together and devise plans to escape the hell that awaits them. All of Us Are Dead is based on the popular 2009 webtoon “Now at Our School” written by Joo Dong-geun.
Oh Hee-joon has appeared in many popular series over the course of the years, and some of his characters have a really strong presence. He has appeared in shows such as ID: Gangnam Beauty (2018), Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (2019), 365: Repeat the Year (2020), and How to Buy a Friend (2020). He is also set to appear in the upcoming drama Was It Love?, which will premiere on July 8. Given his versatility in performing roles from various age groups, whether he is portraying a student or an adult, the actor said he is excited about what kind of performance he will be giving in the series.
The series is Netflix’s newest addition to its collection of original Korean content. To date, it has already released five Korean originals: Kingdom (two seasons), My First First Love (two seasons), Love Alarm, My Holo Love, and Extracurricular.
After the success of their two-season zombie thriller Kingdom, which was set in the Joseon dynasty, this will be Netflix’s attempt to follow up their original Korean dramas and zombie-themed content.
Meet the Cast
Recently, Netflix has announced the lineup of young, rising actors who will make up the cast for its new zombie thriller: Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hoo, Jo Yi-hyun, Park Solomon, and Yoo In-soo.
Rising actor Yoon Chan-young (Nobody Knows) is cast as the male lead character Lee Cheong-san, who will gear up to protect his unrequited love at the school where a man-eating virus has affected majority of the population. On the other hand, Park Ji-hoo (Beautiful World) will play Nam On-jo, a campus celebrity who behaves maturely.
Meanwhile, Jo Yi-hyun (Hospital Playlist) will portray Choi Nam-ra, a classroom leader and the top achiever of the school. This will be her first ever main role in a television series. Another cast member is Park Solomon who will star as Lee Su-hyuk, who started studying late. He dreams to become a soldier.
Rounding out the cast is Yoo In-soo (Chocolate), who will play the character Yoon Gwi-nam, a psychopath who will bring more conflict and terror to the students than their common enemy, the zombies.
All of Us Are Dead is scheduled for release in over 190 countries around the world through Netflix in the first half of 2021. It will be directed by Lee Jae-kyu of Beethoven Virus (2008) and The King 2hearts (2012) and written by Chun Sung-il. It will be produced by JTBC Studios in collaboration with Film Monster.
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