Hellbound Season 2 renewal was one of the most unexpected news made during Netflix’s TUDUM event during their Korean content presentation. An adaptation of the well-known South Korean webtoon Hell, Hellbound is a South Korean Netflix Original horror series created by Yeon Sang-Ho and written by him. Only second to the global sensation Squid Game in terms of K-Drama popularity upon debut on Netflix in 2021 was the series. With a 97% rating on RottenTomatoes and multiple honors, the program is well-liked by critics.
Renewal Status of Hellbound Season 2
We’ve been completely in the dark regarding any news of Hellbound Season 2 renewal since Hellbound’s Netflix premiere more than 10 months ago. We were astonished to learn during the Netflix TUDUM event that Hellbound had been given a second season after being convinced that the show wouldn’t be coming back for a third.
The drama shot to the top of the global TV Non-English chart after receiving 43,480,000 hours of total viewing time from subscribers worldwide in its first week.
For the following four weeks, the program was a part of the Non-English TV list, accumulating a total of 142.85 million hours.
The Plot of the upcoming season
The ashes and remains of Park Jung Ja came together at the end of the first season and brought about the woman’s resurrection, which was a startling revelation that will forever change the world. Multiple eyewitnesses witnessed what happened to Song So Hyun’s baby, who survived despite being given a decree, after his parents gave their lives to save their newborn son, shattering the New Truth doctrine.
When the victims of the decrees start to come back to life, much like Park Jung Ja, more concerns will be raised about the New Truth. Would Jung Jin Soo utilize his newly discovered resurrection to propagate a new gospel, though, if this implies that we would witness his resurrection?
When sinners are raised from hell itself, the New Truth and Arrowhead will probably cause a complete breakdown in society as people try to make sense of “God’s” deeds. They will have persuaded the populace that everyone who received decrees is a sinner.
In an interview with Variety, the show’s creator recognized that since the Webtoon was now covered, plans for Hellbound Season 2 would need to be reevaluated.
Expected Release date of Hellbound Season 2
Now that the series has been formally renewed, we can start speculating about its possible return date.
The show’s director and creator, Yeon Sang Oh, will be very busy over the coming year working on a number of Netflix projects, including an adaptation of the book Parasyte and a new zombie horror series. The beginning of filming might not happen until the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024.
From September 17th, 2020, through January 18th, 2021, Hellbound was filmed. A little over fourteen months passed from the start of filming to the Netflix release date. We won’t be able to watch Hellbound season 2 on Netflix for a while if we use a rough estimate of fourteen months.
Background of Hellbound
The 2016 film Train to Busan, which was the highest-grossing movie in South Korea that year, was the most well-known work of director Sang-ho Yeon before he made Hellbound. As soon as it was made available on Netflix, Hellbound quickly overtook Squid Game as the most-watched show in more than 80 nations. According to reports, the drama racked up over 43 million hours of viewing in the first three days after its debut. Hellbound features Ah-in Yoo as the cult’s leader Jin-soo Jung, Hyun-Joo Kim as the character Hyejin Min, and Ik-June Yang as Kyung-hun Jin the detective.
A webcomic that Kyu-Seok Choi and Yeon created served as the inspiration for Hellbound. In its plot, angels issue judgments to people, telling them exactly when and how they will be sent to Hell. Monstrous creatures appear when it’s their turn and charge, violently killing them. In the first three episodes, a detective is investigating a religious cult called the New Truth, which holds that those who are sent to Hell have sinned. The focus of Episodes 4–6 follows a time jump and centers on a couple whose child was sentenced to be Hellbound in just a few short days.
The main cast of the K-Drama includes
- Yoo Ah-in
- Kim Hyun-Joo
- Park Jeong-min
- Won Jin-ah
- Yang Ik-June
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