Four months ago, Squid Game topped Netflix’s top 10 series in the United States, and in a very short time it became the most watched series in the history of this streaming service. Now another Korean drama series called All of Us Are Dead has reached a similar position. Thus, South Korea is the first country to see more than one non-English language series in the top 10 most watched Netflix series in the United States, and thus South Korea has now become the center of production of popular and different series. All-Us Are Dead, a zombie-themed series, topped the list on its seventh day of release, while Squid Game peaked in just four days.
Aside from the appeal of Korean drama series, and especially the country’s entertainment products in the zombie genre, the success of this series should be attributed in part to the success of Squid Games. The popularity of Korean series among Netflix subscribers in the United States is nothing new, and before Squid Game and All of Us Are Dead, the number of American viewers of Korean series increased by more than 200% between 2019 and 2021. In other words, it has doubled. The 12-episode series All of Us Are Dead, which aired on Netflix subscribers on January 28, is about a group of students who find themselves in a difficult situation and try to escape the zombie attack on their school while Most of their classmates have turned into zombies.
Lee Jae-kyu and Kim Nam-soo are the creators and directors of the popular Korean drama series Netflix these days. The cast also includes Park Ji-ho, Eun-chan Yong, Chu Yi, Hyun, Lumon, Yu In-soo, and a number of other well-known Korean actors. The first Korean zombie series to be released on Netflix was Kingdom, which was also a popular series.
All of Us Are Dead topped the list of most non-English language TV series in 58 other countries, including Korea, Japan, Australia, Kuwait, according to statistics as of last Wednesday. Germany, Canada and many other countries. In 22 countries, the Korean series is the second most watched series, including Britain, Jamaica and Romania. The series is an adaptation of a classic online cartoon of the same name that tells the tense and adventurous story of Hyoson High School students in the zombie apocalypse.