The Netflix series “All of Us Are Dead” drew a lot of attention from international audiences by depicting the friendships of high school students during a zombie outbreak. The original webtoon characters were well adapted for the drama. We introduce another drama, “Duty After School,” which shares three similarities with “All of Us Are Dead.”
1. The drama is based on a popular webtoon with many attractive characters.
“Duty After School” is a webtoon series written by Ha Il-Kwon, who is also the author of “The Sound of Magic.” The original webtoon was serialized on Naver Webtoon from 2012 to 2013. In 2015, an official English version was serialized and completed on WEBTOON.
In “All of Us Are Dead,” the characters are appealing as they all have distinct personalities. Similar to that, “Duty After School” has a lot of attractive characters in the webtoon, which gives advantages when adapting into a drama version.
2. “Duty After School” tells the stories of high school students who have to fight disasters at their school.
The plot of “Duty After School” revolves around high school students who receive military training for after-school activities in order to combat purple slime-like objects that appear above the world unexpectedly.
Similar to “All of Us Are Dead,” the high school students in “Duty After School” suffer unanticipated disasters at school, heightening the tension of the thriller drama.
The extreme conditions of the school’s limited space cause a lot of conflict and cooperation among the classmates. Fans of “All of Us Are Dead” enjoyed the romance and friendship between classmates, and “Duty After Schoo” is expected to have a similar appeal.
3. The majority of the actors cast in “Duty After School” are newcomers.
The cast of “Duty After School,” like that of “All of Us Are Dead,” is mostly made up of newcomers or actors who have never had major roles.
Shin Hyun-Soo plays the military instructor in the drama. Aside from him, the majority of the other actors in the dramas are in their early twenties. Examples include Hwang Se-In and Ahn Do-Kyu, who will play the main characters in “Duty After School.”
After the drama’s success, the actors from “All of Us Are Dead” became rising stars. Depending on how well the show does, the new actors in “Duty After School” may receive the same attention.
“Duty After School” will be released on TVING in mid-2022.