All Of Us Are Dead becomes the #1 most-watched series on Netflix this week, with global users watching a total of 124.69 million hours.
we are all dead became the second Korean-language series to reach No. 1 on Netflix’s weekly charts. Netflix first scored a big South Korean hit with the dystopian thriller squid game, which followed a group of adults gathered to play a series of deadly children’s games while vying for a huge payout. The series premiered on September 17, 2021 and instantly became a huge hit, eventually becoming the #1 most-watched TV series on Netflix. It was such a hit that fans trying to dress up as squid game Halloween contestants skyrocketed sales of Vans’ white slip-ons by 7,800% last October.
we are all dead is now the new South Korean darling on the streaming platform. The show, which was created by Lee Jae-kyoo, Chun Sung-il and Kim Nam-su, is based on the 2009 webtoon Now at our school and premiered its 12-episode season 1 on January 28, 2022. The series, which stars Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-hyun, Park Solomon, Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, and Im Jae-hyuk, follows a group of high school students trying to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Through Deadline, we are all dead reached #1 on Netflix’s weekly streaming charts in just 7 days, months after squid game reached the summit in 4 days. Globally, the series was watched for 124.69 million hours this week, compared to the No. 1 series in English. ozark, which totals 96.34 million hours. It’s still not enough for it to hit the all-time charts, but if it scores an additional 106 million hours watched over the next 3 weeks, it will overtake the currently number 10 series, the telenovela. Spanish. queen of flow season 2.
Netflix has been creating content for international audiences for years, including hit series like the Spanish crime drama Money theft and the Swedish teen show Young Royals. However, this content is usually confined to its own territory and succeeds in non-domestic streaming markets like the new Bollywood movie. Lapeta Buckle, which started streaming yesterday but didn’t make a splash on the US side of the service. However, the performance of these two South Korean series in quick succession proves that Netflix’s power to bring international content to truly global audiences is only growing.
we are all dead is progressing more slowly than its predecessor, but it bodes well for the success of future K-dramas in the international market, especially in the United States. Historically, the American general public only periodically embraces foreign pop culture from certain territories for short periods of time without necessarily following a subsequent increase in long-term interest. However, South Korea has become such a massive force in entertainment that it may prove eternally irresistible.
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