‘All of Us Are Dead’ Season 2: Director Hints Storyline Concept and What’s Next for the Virus

Korean drama fans who fell in love with Netflix‘s coming-of-age zombie drama All of Us Are Dead can possibly look forward to a season 2. The K-drama had a jaw-dropping cliffhanger, with Nam-ra hinting at a continuing storyline. Director Lee Jae-gyu reveals what an All of Us Are Dead Season 2 could be about. Also how it will tie into some of the main characters and their outcome with the Jonas virus.

Director Lee Jae-gyu for 'All of Us Are Dead' and season 2 with actor Yoon Chan-young
Director Lee Jae-gyu for ‘All of Us Are Dead’ | via Netflix

Nam-ra and others are alive as a mutated version of the virus in ‘All of Us Are Dead’

The Netflix K-drama threw in a twist concerning the Jonas virus infecting the local town and the high school. As the main characters fight their friends turned monsters, the K-drama changed how the virus affects the characters. In a possible theory, the Jonas virus mutates depending on the person’s emotions when bitten.

In All of Us Are Dead, a few characters carry a mutated version of the virus. Gwi-nam and Nam-ra remain conscious of their humanity but possess all the powers and abilities of a zombie. The same goes for Byeong-chan in All of Us Are Dead Episode 4. When Cheong-san is bit by Gwi-nam, the audience never sees him turn.

In the All of Us Are Dead finale, the main characters learn Nam-ra is alive. She looks like her old self but explains there are more like her living in the demolished town. The K-drama ends on a cliffhanger when she jumps off the roof. The main characters look shocked at what they see off-screen. The cliffhanger eludes to a bigger story in All of Us Are Dead Season 2.

Director Lee Jae-gyu explains expanding the storyline in a ‘All of Us Are Dead’ Season 2

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In an interview with The Korean Herald, director Lee explains his plans for a continuation after the finale of the K-drama. “If the first season can be seen as having presented humanity‘s survival, the next season can talk about the survival of zombies. I hope to present viewers with another season,” said Lee.

An All of Us Are Dead Season 2 is already a planned discussion for director Lee. He explains the ending scenes with Nam-ra, and certain storyline elements were created to leave room for a new season. It was his goal from the start when developing the K-drama based on the original webtoon.

The All of Us Are Dead finale hints at Lee’s plans for a season 2. Nam-ra says there are more people infected with the mutated version of the virus. She even says there is more for her to do and has a hopeful expression. With her super hearing, she was able to hear them approaching. The main characters look off into the distance, shocked at what or who they are seeing.

Director Lee Jae-gyu plans to flesh out ‘immortal’ characters in a ‘All of Us Are Dead’ Season 2 and more

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The All of Us Are Dead director has detailed plans to how the virus could mutate and expand in season 2 and possibly a third. When talking to The Korean Herald, Lee teases the K-drama opened the door to mutated zombies who are “immune and immortal.” In an interview with SpotTV News, director Lee further explains how he broke down the semantics of how the virus works.

“If 10 people eat in the same place, 5 people do not get infected with the coronavirus, 2 people get infected quickly, and some people don’t get infected. Each person’s immune system as the reaction varies depending on the situation, I thought that there might be a sudden situation in which the zombie virus is not 100% infected,” said Lee.

Regarding characters like Gwi-nam and Eun-ji, he calls them “immortals.” He explained they are undead zombies who changed while being alive. Lee hints certain characters could be semi-infected.

“It can be collectively referred to as a semi-infected person. It is not in a state of not having a disease because of the presence of very strong antibodies,” said Lee. The director also uses “immune” to describe characters who cannot infect others. Fans can hope Netflix approves an All of Us Are Dead Season 2 to see how Nam-ra’s closing remark and Lee’s concept of the survival of zombies works out.