Want to watch a baffling, well-commented South Korean horror series that has surprised many with its intense and immediate popularity on Netflix? Believe it or not, we’re not talking about.
Hellbound, which arrived on Netflix on November 19, is the streaming service’s new darling. Here is what you need to know.
Warning: Some spoilers on the plot to come.
What is Hellbound about?
In an alternate reality version of Earth, South Koreans are told exactly what time they will die and are doomed to hell. Then the decrees come true, both horribly and violently.
The first episodes focus on Jin Kyeong-hoon (played by Yang Ik-june), the police detective charged with investigating these chilling murders, which appear to have some connection with a cult called the New Truth Society led by Jeong Jin- soo (Yoo Ah -in). The detective’s own daughter, Jin Hee-jeong (Lee Re) is involved in the cult.
Subsequent episodes focus on a production manager named Bae Young-jae (played by Park Jeong-min) and her newborn baby, who is seemingly bound to hell. But since those previously sentenced to hell have been declared sinners and criminals, how can a newborn baby fit the bill?
How to watch Hellbound
You will need Netflix to connect to the six-episode series. (Learn more about Netflix and how to get it here.) Hellbound is an original Netflix drama, directed in South Korea but dubbed in English.
Warning: This is very violent and disturbing – maybe more than, where the violence seemed somehow less personal. This trailer gives you an idea of ââhow shocking the series is.
How to read the Hellbound comic
Hellbound started out as a webtoon or a digital comic. You can read the first six parts for free at Webtoon.com – just go to this link. It’s not exactly the same as the series, but it’s pretty close, so if you’d rather not be spoiled for anything in the streaming version, don’t read the comic until you’ve watched. series.
Will there be a Hellbound season 2?
It seems very likely, but series creator Yeon Sang-ho (who directed Korean zombie film Train to Busan, starring Squid Game’s Gong Yoo) told Variety that nothing was confirmed yet.
âBecause Hellbound is based on the original webtoons, my partner Choi Kyu-Seok and I decided that the story afterwards would first be told via the webtoon and, as to whether we would like to make another series of it. ‘live action is something we’ll need more discussion on,’ he told Variety.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the plans for the second season and keeping you updated.
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