Netflix has finally announced a release date for their supernatural horror series, Hellbound. After success Squid Games, which was just released some time ago, Netflix hopes to be able to amaze viewers again with another thrilling Korean series. They even released a trailer announcing the release date. The series will premiere on November 19, 2021.
Created by director Train to Busan, Yeon Sang-hoHellbound tells of evil creatures descending from the sky and dragging people to Hell while a detective, lawyer, and a journalist investigate the incident, which then connects them with a mysterious cult leader.
Based on the webtoon entitled Hell, written by Yeon Sang-ho and illustrated by Choi Gyu-seok, Hellbound is a uniquely original series that aims to combine religious belief and supernatural horror. The series will also take an unconventional approach to its storytelling as it happens to be a police procedural drama.
Here’s the Synopsis and the plot Hellbound:
“Hellbound, is a series about a country facing a new phenomenon of literally condemned ‘sinners’, and a rising religious sect, led by Jung Jin-soo. Investigating the case of this ‘proclamation’ phenomenon and ritualistic murder is police detective Jin Kyung-hoon. As well as the figures who check the mysterious cult are journalist Bae Young-jae and lawyer of the suspects, Min Hey-jin. Together, these three investigators seek answers in a highly original commentary about a nation’s rising anxiety.”
Yeon stepped in to direct the project in April 2020 after Netflix decided to adapt his webtoon Hell. Yeon later wrote the script for Hellbound with illustrator Choi Gyu-seok. Choi himself is a famous writer who has produced a famous webtoon entitled Awl which was previously adapted into a television drama in 2015 with the title Songgot.
Netflix has previously announced the full cast Hellbound in July 2022. This unique drama series will feature famous Korean actors such as Yoo Ah-in (Burning, #Alive), Park Jung-min (Time to Hunt, Psychokinesis), Kim Hyun-joo (Glass Slippers, ), Won Jin- ah (Life) and Yang Ik-june (Breathless).
Hellbound first launched at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival in the TV series Primetime and became the first Korean drama to appear at the festival. Hellbound will also be screened at the 26th Busan International Film Festival in October.