When will the South Korean dark fantasy series return? Continue reading to learn more about Hellbound Season 2.
It’s been a while since the fans last saw this popular series on their screens, and they have been questioning if it is a part of the fall lineup or not because the show encapsulated the essence of being a big hit in its South Korean catalog! If you are wondering the same thing about the potential release date, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to get all the details, as there is no more time left to wait as the journey into uncharted territory will return for another season, which is expected to soar higher than ever before!
So, if you are curious to know all the latest details, then it’s time to sit back, relax, and get ready to be mesmerized by getting an insight into this hauntingly dynamic supernatural world because we have got you covered with all the latest updates, which include details about the renewal status, potential release date, plot, cast, and episodes, which will be helpful for you to understand what new developments have been disclosed by the network so far. Here is everything we know so far about Netflix’s Hellbound Season 2.
Hellbound Season 2 Renewal Status: When was it approved?
We are delighted to inform our beloved readers that the South Korean dark fantasy streaming series, which is based on his own webtoon of the same name with supernatural beings suddenly appearing out of nowhere to condemn people to Hell, was renewed for a second season, which was confirmed by Netflix last year on September 24, 2022, after it received positive reviews from critics, and became the world’s most-watched Netflix series the next day, surpassing Squid Game!
It ranked first in the “TOP 10” in 12 countries, whereas it was listed in the “TOP 10” list in 59 countries worldwide. This is the fastest rate for a Korean series on Netflix, due to which the early renewal was pretty evident! So, if you want to receive updates on when the new season will premiere, then interested viewers can also enable notifications. The official Netflix Twitter handle also confirmed the renewal news with a short teaser, quoting, “Hellbound will return for Season 2! #TUDUM″.
Take a look at the official announcement below:
— Netflix (@netflix) September 24, 2022
Hellbound Season 2 Release Date Updates: When will it premiere on Netflix?
Let’s get straight to the point because we regret to inform you that the eagerly awaited second season of Hellbound will not be available on Netflix in September 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. On the bright side, production of the season has finally begun, which makes any information on the release date seem way too soon to be disclosed! But one thing is certain it will be delayed further and not released in 2023 on Netflix.
Hence, if we consider the production timeline, we would like to highlight that there is a chance that the second season may be aiming to set a release window around late summer or fall of 2024, even though it is just pure conjecture at this point. 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, then the second season will definitely 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 on the streaming platform.
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 Hellbound Season 2 premieres on Netflix, it will have different time zones for the international audience, which will help you stream the show along with the global viewers at the same time, as follows:
- Alaska: 11:00 p.m. AKDT the night before the release date
- Brazil: 4:00 a.m. BRT the morning of the release date
- Dubai, UAE: 11:00 a.m. GST the morning of the release date
- East Coast of the US: 3:00 a.m. ET the morning of the release date
- England: 7:00 am BST on the morning of the release date
- France: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Germany: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Hawaii: 9:00 p.m. HST the night before the release date
- India: 12:30 p.m. IST on the afternoon of the release date
- Israel: 9:00 a.m. IDT the morning of the release date
- Italy: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Japan: 4:00 p.m. KST the afternoon of the release date
- Midwest of the US: 2:00 a.m. CT on the morning of the release date
- Mountain time in the US: 1:00 a.m. MT, the morning of the release date
- South Africa: 9:00 a.m. SAST the morning of the release date
- South Korea: 4:00 p.m. KST on the afternoon of the release date
- Spain: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Sydney, Australia: 5:00 p.m. AEST on the afternoon of the release date
- West Coast of the US: 12:00 a.m PT the morning of the release date
Hellbound Season 2 is now in production! pic.twitter.com/QhhHITZMO5
— Netflix (@netflix) August 4, 2023
Hellbound Season 2: What can we expect from the plot and cast of the new season?
The exact plotlines haven’t been confirmed as they have been kept under wraps, but they are 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!
Tudum also 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.
Moreover, 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 not to release multiple seasons together unless it’s a major success for the budget to be approved and the prediction to be made.
The second season will again be directed by Yeon and co-written by Choi. On the other hand, 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. Kim Hyun-joo, Kim Shin-rok, Yang Ik-june, Lee Dong-hee, and Lee Re will reprise their respective roles in Season 2. Yang Dong-geun, Lim Seong-jae, Jo Dong-in, and Moon Geun-young will also appear to enrich the narrative. It was also confirmed that Yang Dong-geun got off for personal reasons, being replaced by Hong Eui-joon.
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 Official Episode Count: How many will be there, and where to stream?
The upcoming season is expected to have about 6 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 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
Unfortunately, the network has not released any official trailers for the upcoming season, as filming hasn’t even concluded. 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:
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