5 best zombie K-dramas to watch if you are a fan of the undead

These 5 Korean zombie-themed TV shows are loved by many viewers. 

In the past few years, the zombie genre has been increasingly popular on the Korean screen. There are many zombie series with equally invested quality and attractive storylines as theatrical films. Let’s review 5 must-watch zombie K-dramas that have impressed both domestic and international viewers.

5. Ashin of the North (2021)

Considered a prequel to the hit Kingdom released in 2019, Ashin of the North marks the drama comeback of Jun Ji Hyun in the role of Ashin. This special movie-length episode unveils Ashin’s mysterious identity along with the origin of the rare flower that resurrects the dead.

4. Zombie Detective (2020)

Zombie Detective has a funnier and more lighthearted tone than other series of the same genre. Choi Jin Hyuk plays Kim Moo Young – a zombie who searches for the essence of his death and finds a way to turn back into a human. During the investigation, he meets Gong Sun Ji (Ju Hyun) and discovers his past.

zombie detective
zombie detective

3. All Of Us Are Dead (2022)

All Of Us Are Dead is the latest Korean zombie TV series. Centering on a group of students trapped in a high school full of zombies, the show smartly portrays the problems within the school through tense, gripping but equally emotional episodes. Starring a young and potential cast, All Of Us Are Dead quickly drew much attention, occupying No. 1 on Netflix’s worldwide TV shows ranking. 

2. Happiness (2021)

Happiness is another successful zombie drama of 2021. Set in a crowded apartment complex, which can be considered a miniature society, the drama depicts the true form of human nature amid a deadly virus outbreak. With a famous cast led by Park Hyung Sik and Han Hyo Joo, Happiness easily attracts viewers and creates a stir at the end of 2021.

1. Kingdom (2019)

Set in the turbulent Joseon era, Kingdom portrays a battle of power in an age of zombies. The main character is Crown Prince Lee Chang (Ji Hoon), who gets involved in a political conspiracy in the face of a mysterious deadly disease that is spreading rapidly. After its release, Kingdom has achieved many great results and become one of the most successful and highly appreciated zombie K-dramas of all time.

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