Suspense dramas are the new audience favorite these days. K-dramas that deal with suspense, a critical point of view to the social being and situations and thrill always manage to grab eyeballs and make it to people’s watchlists. One such drama to top the charts was Hellbound.
Hellbound, based on the webcomic of the same title, is set in a world where a small group of people have ominous visions that predict their deaths down to the hour. When the time comes, three demons appear and slay the individual, taking their soul with them to Hell. It’s a gruesome display that doesn’t let up for even a second. Indeed, the first scene of the first episode demonstrates how the mechanism outlined above works, with horrific repercussions.
Netflix is yet to renew the series for a second season, but the first season finished in such a manner that future tales set in this universe are likely possible. Here’s what we’d anticipate if that happens.
When will Hellbound Season 2 be released?
There’s no information on when we’ll see further episodes without an official Season 2 confirmation. However, if Netflix takes it up soon, it would make the most sense for the second season to be released about a year after the first.
Season 1 of Hellbound debuted on the streaming platform on November 19, 2021. There were only six episodes in that season, so a follow-up might make sense if it followed a similar path. It’s reasonable to see Hellbound Season 2 premiering in late 2022, most likely in November or December.
Who’s in the Hellbound Season 2 cast?
The cast of Netflix’s Hellbound is made up of a diverse group of individuals.
Some succumb to fanaticism in regards to the enigmatic, otherworldly entities, while others seek to reduce the cult’s power. They all bring something different to the table, and a second season of Hellbound would almost certainly cast Jin Kyeong-hoon (Yang Ik-june), Bae Young-jae (Park Jeong-min), Song So-hyun (Won Jin-ah), Min Hye-jin (Kim Hyun-joo), and Jeong Jin-soo, among others (Yoo Ah-in). Of course, there needs to be lots of new blood to satisfy the demons’ thirst, so anticipate plenty of new faces in Hellbound Season 2.
What is the plot of of Hellbound Season 2?
There are no hints as to what a second season may involve, but the Season 1 ending gives us a solid notion of the horror series’ potential path. The camera zooms in on Park Jeong- ja’s burned remains in the season’s closing seconds. She died earlier in the season, and the New Truth Society used her death to terrify the public into supporting their cause. While it appeared that she was good and dead, she has been resurrected.
It’s a fascinating twist since it implies that death from the monsters isn’t as permanent as previously thought. There may be a technique to resurrect humans, which would be a boon to humanity the hope it needs to help combat these monstrous occurrences.
The first season mostly focused on humanity’s reaction to the new danger. Is it conceivable that we’ll discover more about the monsters and why they opted to annihilate humanity? Hopefully, Netflix will renew the drama soon so we can see what else is in store for this universe.
Premises of Season 1
Hellbound takes place in South Korea from 2022 to 2027. An unearthly visage known as an angel appears out of nowhere to give prophecies known as decrees that sentence particular people to Hell at a certain future moment, which might be seconds or years away. Three gigantic supernatural creatures come at nearly the same moment, mauling and incinerating the person’s body in a stunning display of force known as a demonstration. The cult-like New Truth Society and the gang-like Arrowhead group, which are in cahoots, acquire power by preying on people’s insecurities.
Episodes 1–3 center on a detective researching unexplained events, the chairman of the New Truth religious organization, and a principled attorney, among the six episodes in the series. With the exception of the attorney, the main protagonists shift in episodes 4–6, which take place 5 years later and center on a television producer and his wife who must deal with the idea that their newborn son is doomed to Hell.
Netflix authorized the creation of an original series based on Yeon Sang-11-minute ho’s webtoon Hellbound, which he wrote and illustrated in 2002.
Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-ah, Yang Ik-jun, Kim Shin-rok, Ryu Kyung-soo, and Lee Re were confirmed to be in the series in various roles in late July.
From August 2020 through January 2021, the series was shot at Cube Indoor Studio. Outdoor filming locations included the ancient Chungnam Provincial Government Buildings in Sunhwa-dong, Jung-gu, and the Hannam University Missionary Village in Daedeok-gu.  The director and cast of Hellbound debuted the TV series at a Netflix content roadshow on February 25, 2021.
Season 1 release
On September 9, 2021, the first three episodes of the series were exhibited in the ‘Primetime’ section of the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, making it the first Korean drama to make it to the festival. The first three episodes were also played at the 26th Busan International Film Festival on October 7, 2021, in the newly established ‘On Screen’ area, and at the 65th BFI London Film Festival on October 15, 2021, in the ‘Thrill’ part. On November 19, 2021, it was made available for viewing on Netflix.
The show’s reception from the audience
Hellbound is in second position in the Global Top 10 weekly list of the most-watched TV series as of November 28, 2021, with 67.52 million viewing hours (Non-English).
According to the Netflix TOP 10 website, it received 43.48 million viewing hours in its first three days and went to the top of the ‘Netflix worldwide TOP 10 TV (non-English) category.’ It was first on the ‘TOP 10’ list in 12 countries, and it was in the ‘TOP 10’ list in 59 countries around the world. On Netflix, this is the quickest pace for a Korean series.
On its initial release, it topped another Netflix-produced Korean drama, Squid Game, as the most popular show on Netflix.