‘All of Us Are Dead’ Season 2: Filming Postponed Until 2025

Filming has been delayed on the second season of All of Us Are Dead until 2025.

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All Of Us Are Dead Season 2 Filming Postponed Until 2025

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Fans of All of Us Are Dead have been anxiously waiting for the release of season 2. Sadly, the wait will be even longer, as we recently learned that filming is being postponed and won’t begin until 2025. Here’s what we know so far.

All of Us Are Dead is a South Korean Netflix Original zombie-horror series written by Chun Sung-il and based on the webtoon Now at Our School by Joo Dong-geun. The series was directed by Lee Jae Gyoo who is known for his work on Trap, King2Hearts, and Intimate Strangers. The production company behind the series was Kim Jong-hak Production and Film Monster.

When a zombie virus tears through their school, a small band of students becomes trapped inside, struggling to survive against the flesh-eating horde around them.

All of Us Are Dead season 2 Netflix renewal status

Official Netflix Renewal Status: Renewed (Last Updated: 06/06/2022)

Five months on, and Netflix has finally revealed that All of Us Are Dead will return for a second season.

The renewal was revealed during Day 1 of Netflix’s Geeked Week.

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Geeked Week 2022 Netflix Schedule

A video involving the cast of All of Us Are Dead revealed the renewal for season 2.

The director of the series previously stated that they do have plans for a second season. He told HypeBeast KR (translated using Google Translate):

“The story itself was set with season 2 in mind, so if season 2 comes out, it might be a little more interesting and expanded story.” He also left a hint about the content of Season 2, saying, “If Season 1 was a survival period for humans, there is a sense of humor, but Season 2 feels like it will be a survival period for zombies.”

Since its release, there have also been casting call rumors.

As you may know, Netflix considers many factors when it comes to renewals. Subscriber viewership in the first month, the number of subscribers who finished the series, and the total minutes watched are just a few of the many factors that Netflix considers.

Thanks to Netflix’s Top 10 hourly data, we know that between January 23rd and April 10th, the show featured in the global non-English TV charts and picked up 659,510,000 hours watched. In its first 30 days on the platform, it scored 362,643,000 hours watched.

Here’s how the first 8 weeks compare to Squid Game and Business Proposal.

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Does All of Us Are Dead need a second season?

Whether All of Us Are Dead needs a second season is extremely objective and will likely split the opinion of many. But we’ll try to justify why the series does not need a second season and suggest some reasons why it could return.

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The survivors went to extraordinary lengths to survive – Copyright. Kim Jong-hak Production

Why All of Us Are Dead doesn’t need a second season

Of the hundreds of students from Hyosan High School, only a tiny handful survived the outbreak such as On-jo, Su-hyeok, Dae-su, Ha-ri, Mi-jin, and Hyo-ryung. Not to mention the vast majority of the population of Hyosan were turned into zombies and were all destroyed by the strategic bombing by the Korean military. What little remains of the survivors now reside in a refugee camp while the military determines if and when Hyosan is safe enough for them to return to.

For those who did survive, their stories have mostly been wrapped up as they each try to find their place in the new world. Unless a brand new outbreak happens, it’s extremely difficult to determine where the story goes next.

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Our handful of survivors escaping from Hyosan High School – Copyright. Kim Jong-Hak Production

Why All of Us Are Dead needs a second season

The one character that the second season could revolve around is Nam-Ra, who, after being infected by Gwi-Nam, did not succumb to the virus by becoming a mindless zombie. Instead, Nam-Ra was able to retain her humanity while also receiving the benefit of the virus, which has given her increased strength, endurance, and the ability to survive injuries that would cripple or kill an average human.

After reuniting with the other survivors of Hyosan High School, Nam-Ra revealed there are more just like her, and she is helping them survive. The fact there are more human-zombie hybrids like Nam-Ra can be perilous, especially if they are unable to overcome their urges to eat and kill like Gwi-Nam and Eun-Ji.

A bite from a hybrid doesn’t guarantee you’ll become one either, as was shown by Gwi-Nam, who, after biting Ha-Ri’s archery teammate, succumbed to infection quickly and became a mindless zombie. So, all it could take is for one hybrid or “halfbie” to give in to their hunger, and a brand new outbreak could happen again.

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Nam Ra was fighting the virus inside trying to take over her mind – Copyright. Kim Jong-hak Production

What is the production status of All of Us Are Dead season 2?

Production Status: Filming delayed (Last Updated: 23/05/2024)

News on the production has been slow, and we were previously led to believe that filming was due to begin in early Q2 of 2024. However, we have since learned that production for the second season has been delayed and will not start until 2025.

The reasoning behind the delay is to ensure a “better production environment and high level of completion.”

When is All of Us Are Dead season 2 coming to Netflix?

Filming has been delayed until 2025, so it’s increasingly likely that the horror K-drama won’t return to Netflix until 2026.

Hopefully, fans will be rewarded for their patience with an excellent second season.

Would you like to see a second season of All of Us Are Dead? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.

 Poster Rating: TV-MA
Language: Korean
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Harrison Xu, Victoria Grace, Darren Keilan
Season Additions:
  • - Season 1 was added to Netflix on January 28th, 2022

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