This week, Netflix will begin streaming the South Korean zombie apocalypse “reality” series Zombieverse.
A group of people who assume they are participating in a South Korean dating program instead find themselves in the middle of a “zombie apocalypse” and must accomplish a series of tasks in order to survive. This is the premise of the Netflix series Zombieverse.
The survivors must cooperate to find food, water, transportation, and shelter. Any who are captured by the vile zombies and bitten must be abandoned while the others continue.
South Korean fans will recognize the cast members, which also features rapper Kim Cheol, Sweet Home actor Lee Si Young, Korean TV personality Noh Hong Chul, DJ Park Na Rae, and baseball player Yoo Hee Kwan.
While zombie apocalypse shows are plentiful on Netflix and cookie-cutter reality shows have been popular in recent years, Zombieverse is unique in that it combines the two seemingly unrelated genres.
Zombieverse: Is it scripted?
Though it is a created reality show, the series is unscripted. The zombie apocalypse is the show’s most evident fictitious element. In case you were concerned, Netflix just hired a cast of actors to portray the zombies; South Korea has not seen a disastrous zombie outbreak.
There are some broad guidelines that the contestants on the show must follow, such as participating in the challenges and avoiding getting “bitten” by the zombies, but other from that, it’s just like any other reality show, where participants are free to act however they like.
In Zombieverse, anything can happen, much like in other unscripted television programs like Survivor, The Great British Bake Off, Pawn Stars, Love Is Blind, and others. Lee Si-young, who was in Sweet Home, and comedian Park Na-rae make up the Zombieverse cast, which also appears to be rather interesting. Ro Hong-chul, DinDin, Tsuki, Yoo Hee-kwan, Yiombi Jonathan, Yiombi Patricia, Kkwachu Hyung (Hong Seong-woo), and Dex are on the list of survivalists.
What city did Zombieverse film in?
The entire series is set and shot in Seoul, the South Korean capital. Seoul, with a population of slightly under 10 million, would be a horrific epicenter for a breakout of the zombie virus.
It is hardly the first zombie-themed project to have been filmed in Seoul; both Train to Busan and All of Us Are Dead were shot there. Other well-known films and television programs shot in Seoul include the sci-fi series Sense8, the dark drama Oldboy, the winner of the 2020 Best Picture Oscar, and the Parasite.
When will Zombieverse debut on Netflix?
On Tuesday, August 8, Zombieverse will be available on Netflix. The eight episodes of the series will all be made available at once.
Does Zombieverse have a trailer?
Absolutely, and you may view it.