We are dead is already positioned as the most watched production in Netflix Peru and aims to be the successor to the acclaimed Squid game, also known as the squid game. The new South Korean series tells the story of a group of students trapped in a high school due to a zombie invasion.
Therefore, in order to provide more details about the staging, Netflix has revealed a behind-the-scenes video of the series, where he shares various curiosities about the making of the new installment.
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Students as protagonists
The director of the new zombie series, Lee JQ, defends the particularity of his series and indicates that, although there are many stories of ‘living dead’, few have students as protagonists.
“In a closed place like a school, with students stacked up, they have to survive on their own. They must flee from their friends who turn into zombies and this makes the show different from other films on this theme. It makes it interesting and fresh.” the manager added.
lighting and colors
The filmmaker revealed what technical tools they used to film the series: “For those of us who aren’t zombie fans, we tried to incorporate different tools for a fun experience. We wanted the school to look lively and bright at the beginning of each space. To convey our intention we built a plate 100 meters long. We can say that we built a 4-story school. And the red blood contrasts with the green uniforms,” he said. Lee JQ
A choreographer for zombie moves
Something that undoubtedly stands out in the series are the particular movements of the ‘living dead’. Regarding that, the creator indicated: “Those who become zombies learned a zombie choreography. A dancer and choreographer who used to act created the choreography. Your collaboration paid off. The boys practiced over and over again. That’s how we created the zombie movements.”
Lee JQ He also indicated the importance of including unknown faces in the story for the roles, in order to give the plot more realism. “We wanted unknown faces for the parts, which can be more attractive and more fun to watch. So we wanted fresh faces to create the atmosphere. After finishing the casting, we held a workshop in which all the boys exchanged roles by reading the script. It helped them read other roles,” Lee said.
You can see the full behind-the-scenes video below.