Lee Jae-Kyoo, the director of All of Us Are Dead, spoke with Sports Chosun on February 7th about the drama’s second season. “If season one is a survival story for humans, season two could be a survival story for zombies,” said director Lee.
The director explains the zombies in All of Us Are Dead. In season one, two types of infected students appeared: “Immune” and “Immortal.” Choi Nam-Ra, the president of classes 2–5, is Immune, while the villain, Yoon Gwi-Nam, is Immortal.
The director explained the distinction: “Due to extremely powerful antibodies, Choi Nam-Ra does not turn into a mindless zombie, so we call her Immune. The Immunes do not affect others to become zombies. On the other hand, Yoon Gwi-Nam transforms into a living zombie, Immoral, who is capable of biting others and infecting them.”
Director Lee also discussed how he came up with a new zombie species.
“When it comes to the COVID-19 situation in Korea, if 10 people share a meal in a small space, not all of them become infected immediately. Five of them may not become infected, and two may become infected after a period of time. I thought there might be cases where people aren’t fully infected by the zombie virus,” the director said.
The director also mentioned that the setting of different zombie species could be the key to expanding the worldview of All of Us Are Dead. He said, “The story has been written with season two in mind, so if season two is released, it will be a more interesting and extended story. Season one is about the survival of humans. Season two could be about the survival of zombies.”
Source: sports chosun