This bloody Netflix series is the next Korean sensation

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The first major Korean release of 2022 on Netflix – the zombie horror series we are all dead, set in a high school – is now available to stream. This series of 10 episodes based on the popular webtoon Now at our school takes two genres that Netflix turned into streaming hits last year (Korean-language content and horror series) and combines them into one gory, zombie-filled, apocalyptic assault on the senses.

The series will almost certainly skyrocket through Netflix’s Top 10 lists, as Korean series often do fairly quickly after release. And while time will tell if this one can replicate the success of last year’s equally somber Korean dishes (a la squid game and Hell), there’s also something bigger going on here than the success of any particular show.

we are all dead is now streaming on Netflix

A few days before the start we are all dead, Netflix has unveiled a jam-packed Korean slate for the rest of 2022. In total, more than two dozen Korean-language shows and movies are on their way to Netflix subscribers this year. And this highlight reel gives a good sample of what is coming soon.

“Overall, the global viewing hours of our Korean shows increased sixfold last year, compared to 2019,” Netflix announced. “Nowadays, squid game is the biggest show we’ve ever launched, reigning as the most-watched Netflix show in 94 countries at its peak. In fact, 95% of squid gameThe viewership comes from outside of Korea, and many of those viewers have gone on to explore other Korean content.

we are all dead, meanwhile, should appeal to the same fans of some of last year’s titles, like squid game. From Netflix’s official description: “A group of students (are) trapped in a high school and find themselves in dire straits as they seek rescue from a zombie invasion at their school.” A little like The Walking Dead: Korean High School Edition.

Korean Netflix Series 2022

Yoon Chan-young, as Lee Cheong-san, appears in the new Netflix series “We’re All Dead.” Image source: Yang Hae-sung/Netflix

Below, in the meantime, you can find a preview of some of the other aforementioned Korean-language series coming to Netflix over the next few weeks. It’s only a fraction of the slate for the year we mentioned above, but it’s a good start. We have included the links to the respective Netflix landing pages and display the streamer descriptions. In addition to noting their planned premiere dates.

Note: Dates are subject to change. Juvenile Justice, for example, was originally slated to debut this month.

Forecast love and weather

In a national weather service, love proves just as difficult to predict as rain or shine for a diligent forecaster and her free-spirited colleague. Released February 12 on Netflix.

Juvenile Justice

A tough judge balances her dislike of juvenile offenders with firm beliefs about justice and punishment as she tackles complex cases in juvenile court. Released February 25 on Netflix.

Thirty nine

Leaning on each other through thick and thin, a trio of best friends stand together as they experience life, love and loss on the verge of turning 40. Debuts February 16 on Netflix. (I’m especially looking forward to this one, as the cast includes Son Ye-jin. K-drama fans, of course, will remember her from what I said was the best K-drama all time : Crash landing on you).

twenty five twenty one

At a time when dreams seem out of reach, a teenage fencer pursues big ambitions and meets a hardworking young man looking to rebuild his life. Debuts February 12 on Netflix.

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