All hell breaks loose when “Hellbound”, the six-episode horror series from “Train to Busan” director Yeon Sang-ho, premieres on Netflix on Nov. 19.
“The New Truth. They say it’s some kind of warning to the people,” one of the characters tells his companion in the trailer. Based on the webtoon The Hellbound written by Yeon Sang-ho and Choi Gyu-seok, this series revolves around otherworldly beings who appear out of nowhere to issue a decree and condemn individuals to hell. “Hellbound” stars Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, and Park Jeong-min.
“So are they saying what we saw earlier is God’s work?”
These supernatural events are causing great mayhem, enabling the religious group The New Truth to grow in influence. The New Truth is founded on the belief that what is happening is divine justice.
“If it’s not fear, what could make a human repent?”
A few people, however, become suspicious about its activities and begin investigating the religious group’s involvement in mysterious events. And as chaos breaks out, the world becomes a living hell.
Netflix gave a first look at “Hellbound” in the See What’s Next Korea 2021 virtual press briefing on Feb. 25, where it also announced that it is investing nearly US$500M in Korean content this year.