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New Netflix show makes history - joins Squid Game in top charts

Another Netflix show gains cult status.

New Netflix show makes history - joins Squid Game in top charts
Marc Chacksfield
08 February 2022

Netflix has found itself with another super-sized hit on its hand with a show that has made history, thanks to its popularity.

All of Us Are Dead is currently topping the Netflix charts and it marks the first time a non-English country has had two mega-sized , number one, TV hits on Netflix. It joins Squid Game in debuting at number one in the US, with both shows made in South Korea.

While Netflix has had plenty of non-English hits - including the French-language Lupin and Spanish heist drama Money Heist - this is the first time a country has managed the double.

All Of Us Are Dead stars Squid Game's Lee Yoo-mi and is about a zombie breakout in a high school. While it doesn't quite have the viral appeal of Squid Game - those memes are still doing the rounds - it is a compelling and gore-filled story.

School's out

All Of Us Are Dead is based on a popular webtoon (digital comic) called Now at Our School (Jigeum Woori Hakkyoneun) and is currently airing weekly in South Korea.

Netflix is tapping into an immense talent pool for its K-dramas. Another series currently available Hellbound was created by Yeon Sang-ho, who made the brilliant Train To Busan, while My Name is a fantastic gangster drama that is also well worth a watch.

There is also a TV show in the works that seems destined to make the internet explode and that is the South Korean remake of Money Heist, a trailer of which was recently revealed.

Given the popularity of the Spanish version of the show, it's pretty certain that All Of Us Are Dead won't be the last number one hit to come out of the country.

All Of Us Are Dead is streaming now on Netflix, with 12 hour-long episodes available.