Brace yourselves! Is hell rising on Earth once again? What more can we expect in the series? Here is everything we know so far about Hellbound Season 2.
Want to know when the next chapter of this South Korean dark fantasy streaming television series is going to premiere on Netflix? If you are wondering the same thing, then you have reached the right place, as we can totally understand your excitement to see how the story will unfold after the events of the first season, which have sparked many questions.
Sadly, viewers who want to binge-watch the next season will have to wait a while, as the season will not be coming to Netflix anytime soon. So, if you want to get clarity about what happens next in the beloved series, then look no further! To help you prepare before diving into the show, we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you!
Continue reading to learn more about Netflix’s Hellbound Season 2.
Hellbound Season 2: When will the new season premiere on Netflix?
We regret to inform you that the eagerly awaited second season of “Hellbound,” will not be available on Netflix in May 2023, making the fandom wait for longer than they anticipated as it has already been over a year since it first made its debut on the streaming platform.
Amidst months of anticipation since the renewal in September 2022, the network has yet to reveal or confirm the official release date. Right now, it is assumed that the pre-production is still ongoing, so any information on the release date seems way too soon! But it is speculated that it will not be delayed further.
As per a recent report by South Korean news outlet Edaily, the show’s second season is expected to begin production this summer, but we would like to highlight that this has not been confirmed by Netflix. So, there is a chance that the second season won’t be able to make its comeback in 2023 at all because filming and post-production take about three to six months to complete.
Our prediction is that it may be aiming to set a release window around late summer or fall of 2024.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the streaming platform has in store for the fandom. Moreover, if we take the prior seasons into consideration with a bit of speculation, then the season will pick the same time slot, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT), 17:00 (KST) or 3:00 a.m. (ET) for its worldwide debut. Likewise, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time, and fans should keep an eye on it.
In order to receive updates on when the new episodes premiere on the streaming service, interested viewers can also enable notifications. On the other hand, the official Netflix Twitter handle also confirmed the news among its loyal followers with a short teaser released back in September 2022, quoting, “Hellbound will return for Season 2! #TUDUM″ Take a look at the official announcement below:
— Netflix (@netflix) September 24, 2022
Hellbound Season 2: What to expect in the new season?
The exact plotlines for the second season haven’t been confirmed, but it is expected to continue the story from the first season’s finale episode, which was directed by Yeon Sang-ho and written by Choi Gyu-seok. In the episode, viewers saw detrimental information hanging over The New Truth as it scrambled to protect its power by preventing the public from learning the truth.
The webtoon on which the season is based is anticipated to serve as inspiration for the second season.
Moreover, Tudum revealed a reprise of Hellbound Season 1’s cliffhanger ending, where protagonist Park Jung-ja, one of the first victims sent to hell, comes back via a shocking resurrection. At the event, this intriguing season finale twist was followed by the brief but spine-tingling official announcement of Season 2: “All Hell Breaks Loose Again.”
The basic premise is that the show has supernatural creatures who arrive out of nowhere and instantly damn victims to hell. The plot is wide, and it can be expanded for more seasons if it ever happens, as Netflix is widely known to not release multiple seasons together unless it’s a major success for the budget to be approved and the prediction to be made.
The confirmed main cast members for Hellbound Season 2 are as follows:
Kim Hyun-joo, Kim Shin-rok, Lee Dong-hee, Yang Ik-joon, Lee Re, Yang Dong-geun, Lim Seong-jae, Moon Geun-young, and Cho Dong-in. Moreover, earlier in this new season, it was confirmed that Kim Sung-cheol would replace Yoo Ah-in following drug use charges. Season 2 will again be directed by Yeon (Train to Busan and Peninsula) and co-written by Choi (creator of the celebrated webtoon Songgot).
Netflix series HELLBOUND is coming back with Kim Hyun-joo, Kim Shin-rock, Lee Dong-hee, Yang Ik-june, and Lee Re. pic.twitter.com/OdzsMbKEln
— Golden (@netflixgolden) March 2, 2023
Hellbound Season 2: Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming season is expected to have about six episodes with an average runtime of 42 to 60 minutes, which will be released on the same day. We’d also like to emphasize that the exact titles and synopsis of these episodes have yet to be confirmed in order to avoid any early spoilers. In the meantime, interested viewers can binge-watch the first season to recall the events before the new one makes its official premiere on the streaming platform.
When Hellbound Season 2 draws close to its release date, the episodes will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality depends on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99 per month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49 per month, with no additional cost for any of their services.
Hellbound Season 2: Is there any official trailer?
Unfortunately, the network has not released any official trailers for the upcoming season, as filming hasn’t even begun.
In the meantime, check out the official trailer for the first season with the tagline stating, “Unearthly beings deliver bloody condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice.” As stated, season one featured supernatural beings appearing out of nowhere to condemn people to hell, and a religious group named The New Truth flourished as people searched for answers amid the chaos.
The first season also surpassed another Netflix-produced Korean drama, Squid Game, as the most popular show on Netflix on its initial release.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 97% approval rating, based on 32 reviews with an average rating of 7.90/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Summoned by the devilish imagination of writer-director Yeon Sang-ho, Hellbound leverages its terrifying concept to thoughtfully explore human fallibility.” Take a look at the official trailer of Hellbound Season 1 to recap the events below:
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Hellbound Season 2 updates on Web News Observer.