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In 2021, Netflix gained another hit in the K-drama sector with the dark fantasy drama series Hellbound, which came on the heels of the popularity of the show Squid Game. The show quickly surpassed other popular new releases, such as the League of Legends animated series Arcane and the second season of Tiger King, to become the streaming service’s most-watched show within the first week it was available.
Hellbound is a show based on a webtoon series of the same name that shows director Yeon Sang-ho created. The drama occurs in a world where apparitions appear before those believed to have committed crimes and announce the ‘decrees’ that would send them to hell.
In response to this information, two groups, the cult-like New Truth Society led by Jung Jinsu (who was portrayed by Yoo Ah-in in the first season) and the militia-like Arrowhead group, work together to gain power by capitalizing on the fear of the general population and conducting public demonstrations of sinners being sent to hell.
A surprise cliffhanger at the end of the first season of Hellbound left viewers wanting explanations concerning apparitions and decrees. It also questioned what it means to be consigned to hell within the show’s context. Here is everything that we know about the upcoming second season of Hellbound at this point.
Hellbound Season 2 Cast
What is the Release Date of Hellbound Season 2?
Since Hellbound was made available on Netflix more than ten months ago, there has been total radio silence surrounding any news regarding the show’s renewal. At the Netflix TUDUM event, we were astonished that Hellbound had been picked up for a second season. Before the event, we were under the impression that the series would not be continuing for a second season.
Who is the Director of Hellbound Season 2?
Yeon Sang-ho is a filmmaker and screenwriter working in the film industry in South Korea. His work on the adult animated films The King of Pigs (2011) and The Fake (2013), as well as the live-action film Train to Busan (2016), its animated prequel Seoul Station (2016), and live-action sequel Peninsula (2020), and the first South Korean superhero film Psychokinesis (2018), helped him gain recognition on a global scale.
What is the Plot of Hellbound Season 2?
Although no material is currently available, the conclusion of season 1 has revealed some hints concerning the storyline of Hellbound season 2. We are unable to confirm these rumors, however. Warning: the following contains spoilers. In the most recent episode, New Truth’s stranglehold on society is tested when one of their own, Yoo-ji, gets arrested on live television for assaulting a naysayer.
In the meantime, Bae and Song So-hyun, his wife, decide to put their own lives in danger to save their kid. This contradicts the teaching of the New Truth, which asserts that anyone deemed a sinner will be damned to hell without exception.
The general populace of the show, who might now finally turn against New Truth’s government, and plant the concept with us that, eventually, people would recognize that the cult has no actual power. These two incidents plant the seeds of doubt in the general populous of the show.
These storylines will likely continue into the second season. In order to go more into this alternative reality of our universe, where gods and monsters coexist, it could deepen the story by using the same people or by switching perspectives.