We've seen zombies on trains, in run-down apartments, and in the medieval era; now get ready for zombies in high school. Netflix's latest hit k-drama All of Us Are Dead shows a new spin on South Korea's excellent zombie content, following a group of high schoolers stuck at the center of a deadly outbreak. Based on a popular digital comic from WEBTOON, "Now at Our School" by Joo Dong-geun, the students at Hyosan High School have to figure out how to survive when their neighborhood is shut down.
For the cast, the series gathered some of the most talented young actors in South Korea, as well as established stars to play the adults. For those already making Squid Game comparisons, the drama even includes one of its breakout stars. Here's everything we know about the cast of All of Us Are Dead.
Yoon Chan-young as Lee Cheong-san
Student Cheong-san spends most of his time with his next-door neighbor On-jo and his male friends at school, including Su-hyeok and Gyeong-su. He also may have feelings for On-jo.
Yoon Chan-young made his debut in 2013 and won the MBC Drama Award for Best Child Actor a year later, for his role in the drama Mama. Since then, the young star has also appeared in Dr. Romantic, Still 17, Doctor John, and Nobody Knows.
Park Ji-hu as Nam On-jo
On-jo is a popular student who's next-door neighbors and close friends with Cheong-san, though she has feelings for Su-hyeok. When the zombies come, she uses the knowledge learned from her firefighter dad to help her friends survive.
18-year-old actor Park Ji-hu made is best known for her role in the film House of Hummingbird, TK. She's also appeared in the dramas Sweet Revenge 2 and Beautiful World. Next she's set to star in the upcoming drama Little Women alongside Kim Go-eun.
Park Solomon as Lee Su-hyeok
Popular athlete Su-hyeok is caught in a love triangle when the show starts; On-jo likes him, but he doesn't want to get in the way of Cheong-san's feelings for her. Either way, he has eyes for class president Nam-ra.
Rising actor Park Solomon, aka Lomon, made his debut in the 2014 dramas Bride of the Century and 4 Legendary Witches. He's perhaps best known for playing high schooler Ji-hoon in 2017's Sweet Revenge, and he also acted in the 2019 Chinese series Lookism.
Cho Yi-hyun as Choi Nam-ra
Class president and top student Nam-ra is mostly quiet and keeps to herself, though Su-hyeok tries to get through her walls. While evading the zombies, she and Su-hyeok form a special bond.
Cho Yi-hyun has starred in hit dramas and films since her 2017 debut, including both seasons of Hospital Playlist and the psychological thriller Metamorphosis. She recently won a KBS Drama Award for Best Couple alongside Kim Yo-han for School 2021.
Lee Yoo-mi as Lee Na-yeon
Na-yeon is a rich kid who thinks the poorer kids are beneath her. She's also impatient and selfish, caring for her own survival over everyone else's.
Lee Yoo-mi makes a return to Netflix after her scene-stealing role as Ji-yeong (Player 240) on the international hit Squid Game. The young star has appeared in several films and dramas since 2010, including 365: Repeat the Year and My Holo Love.
Ham Sung-min as Han Gyeong-su
Gyeong-su is Cheong-san's close friend and he's a popular jokester at school, though he butts heads with Na-yeon often.
Ham Sung-min has appeared in several popular dramas, having worked steadily since making his child actor debut in 2005. The young star has appeared in Goblin, Sweet Revenge, My ID is Gangnam Beauty, and Doctor John. He's even a Netflix regular, having acted in Love Alarm and 2020's horror hit Sweet Home.
Lim Jae-hyuk as Yang Dae-su
Dae-su is the member of the group who cheers the others up, through his jokes or with his singing. He also has a crush on his friend's older sister, who turns out to be archer Ha-ri.
All of Us Are Dead is Lim Jae-hyuk's breakout role after making his debut in an unknown role on the 2020 drama Alice.
Yoo In-soo as Yoon Gwi-nam
Gwi-nam is a bully who makes it through the initial zombie wave and discovers how to kill them (a knife to the carotid artery works). He later declares himself the boss of the school, saying, "Anyone who doesn't listen to me dies."
All of Us Are Dead is Yoo In-Soo's second turn in a Netflix k-drama after Love Alarm season 1. Since making his debut in 2017, he's also appeared in Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, School 2017, My ID is Gangnam Beauty, and At a Distance, Spring is Green.
Ha Seung-ri as Jang Ha-ri
Ha-ri is a dedicated member of the school's archery team, who has trained for years to make it onto the Korean national team. When the zombie outbreak starts, she's traveling back to school after losing a regional match. She ends up searching the school for her younger brother Wu-jin.
Ha Seung-ri made her acting debut in the 2002 film Ardor, and has since appeared on the dramas The Producers, School 2017, Search: WWW, and The King: Eternal Monarch.
Lee Eun-saem as Park Mi-jin
Mi-jin is a senior at the school who spends most of the show craving cigarettes and worrying about her college entrance exams. She's also passionate and stubborn, with a serious girl-crush on Hae-ri.
Rising star Lee Eun-saem got her start as a child actor in the 2007 drama Landscape in My Heart. She's appeared in several acclaimed dramas since then, including The Miracle We Met and last year's The Red Sleeve.
Oh Hye-soo as Min Eun-ji
Eun-ji is a vicitm of bullying at her school, and hates everyone at Hyosan High for standing by as she's tormented. She's on the roof of the school when the zombies start attacking below.
All of Us Are Dead is Oh Hye-soo's first credited role, with the 26-year-old actress making an impressive debut. She's yet to announce her next role.
Kim Byung-chul as Lee Byeong-chan
Science teacher Lee is the first person we see come in contact with a zombie, his own son. We later learn that the zombie virus came from the teacher's experiment to help his son stand up to his bullies.
Kim Byung-chul is a prolific actor who you might recognize from his antagonist roles as the royal advisor Goblin and a super-strict dad in SKY Castle, for which he won a BaekSang Arts Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has also appeared in Descendants of the Sun, Mr. Sunshine, and Sisyphus: The Myth.
Lee Sang-hee as Park Sun-hwa
English teacher Park is teaching the students' class when the outbreak starts, and as more students get infected, she does whatever she can to help the survivors make it out alive.
Lee Sang-hee is best known as a film actress, though she has also appeared on several dramas including Life and Secret Royal Inspector & Joy. She won a BaekSang Award for Best New Artist in 2017 for the romance film Our Love Story.
Jeon Bae-su as Nam So-ju
On-jo's father So-ju is a firefighter who uses his training to get an assembly member to safety following the outbreak. Of course, he also wishes to use his skills to save his daughter.
Established actor Jeon Bae-su made his debut in the drama You Will Know in 2004. Since then, he's starred in the hits Stranger, The Ghost Detective, The King: Eternal Monarch, and Mr. Queen.
Bae Hae-sun as Assemblywoman Park Eun-hee
When the virus starts taking over Hyosan, firefighter So-ju is sent to rescue a team of government workers under the city's assemblymember, Park Eun-hee. Once they get to the quarantine camp, Park wants to help the uninfected citizens stuck in town, but she's outranked by the military during martial law.
You may recognize actress Bae Hae-sun from several hit dramas, including While You Were Sleeping, Hotel de Luna, It's Okay to Not Be Okay, and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. She also recently starred in another zombie drama, Happiness, as the cut-throat resident representative Oh Yeon-ok.
Quinci LeGardye is a Contributing Culture Editor who covers TV, movies, Korean entertainment, books, and pop culture. When she isn’t writing or checking Twitter, she’s probably watching the latest K-drama or giving a concert performance in her car.
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