Hellbound has just hit Netflix on November 19, 2021 but this Korean fantasy/drama with horror elements promises to be a hit, seeing how popular Korean cinema has been in recent years. The production standards are high, the critics are mostly satisfied and everything points to Netflix having another hit series on its streaming service. Now, seeing how the first season is already done, it’s time to talk about the second season of Hellbound.
Hellbound hasn’t officially been renewed for a second season as of yet, but it is a likely candidate for renewal. Hellbound offers enough material for a continuation, that much is obvious, and if it becomes popular enough – which is almost a certainty seeing how Korean productions are popular in recent years – Netflix will be quick to renew it.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential second season of Hellbound. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this new Korean streaming series.
Will There Be a Hellbound Season 2?
Hellbound has just hit Netflix on November 19, 2021. The first season of the show consists of six episodes, all of which were released as a batch on the same day. We will talk about the plot of the whole show in one of the sections below.
This is actually an adaptation of the eponymous webtoon of Yeon Sang-ho who is the director of this series, telling of humans confronted with a supernatural phenomenon that presents neither a miracle nor a curse and, to survive this unrealistic reality, they create hell. The first episode of the series premieres on September 9, 2021 at the Toronto International Film Festival in the “Primetime” section, and was the first series to be selected there.
In April 2020, Netflix confirmed the series adapted from the webtoon Hellbound by author Yeon Sang-ho would air on its platform. At the end of July, Yoo Ah-in, Park Jung-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-ah, Yang Ik-jun, Kim Shin-rok, Ryu Kyung-soo and Lee Re have been confirmed to play their roles. Filming took place in Iksan, in North Jeolla, between September 23, 2020 and January 18, 2021.
Now, while it still might be a bit too early to talk about the second season of a show that has only debuted just now, we have to state that Hellbound is a very likely candidate for renewal. Netflix hasn’t officially confirmed this, no, but seeing how popular K-dramas are, as well as Korean cinema in general, Hellbound, who has a lot in common with some older popular works like Train to Busan or Peninsula, is a very likely candidate for renewal and we expect Netflix to confirm a second season sooner rather than later.
Hellbound Season 2 Release Date
As for the exact release date for the as of yet unconfirmed second season of Hellbound, we can only speculate. Seeing how Netflix hasn’t even renewed the series officially, it’s unlikely that we’ll have any proper information about the release date for Hellbound season two for a while. The first thing we have to wait for is for Netflix to renew the show and then give out a rough release window, which will then help us determine the release date.
It might be just a year from now, knowing how Netflix works, but that depends on when the service actually renews the show and when production starts. If the renewal doesn’t happen soon, we don’t think we’ll be seeing the second season of Hellbound before 2023, possibly even 2024, but, once again, that is just mere speculation on our side.
If the show gets renewed, and we assume that it is going to be, it will probably be aired between 2022 and 2024, which is a pretty large release window, but we cannot do better with so little information
Hellbound Season 2 Trailer
As you might have deduced for yourself, there is no trailer for the second season of Hellbound. The second season hasn’t even been announced (although it is likely), let alone produced, which is why we couldn’t see a trailer at this moment. Knowing Netflix, though, a second season is almost imminent, which means that we are going to see a trailer very soon, probably a month or so before the scheduled release date.
Now, as to when exactly we’ll potentially see a trailer, in the best case scenario, is going to be around October next year, if the series gets a quick renewal and gets produced for a fall/winter premiere in 2022. If the series is prolonged, though, the trailer will also come out at a later date.
Hellbound Season 2 Plot
Since Hellbound is a completely original production, we cannot speculate where the plot of the second season could go. Sure, it’s not an anthology series so it will continue in the same tone as the first one, but what exactly is going to happen is a complete mystery. If you haven’t had the time to see it, the first season’s plot is as follows:
In the middle of Seoul, hellish trials are taking place in front of the public. Mysterious beings, also called executors of hell, in cold blood condemn people one by one straight to hell. In the midst of all the chaos caused by these inexplicable supernatural events and beings, Jeong Jin-su, the leader of an emerging religious association called the New Truth, makes himself heard.
He claims that only those who have sinned are condemned and that these incidents stand for the will of God to lead humanity on the right path. The “spearhead”, a group of his followers who blindly trust him, take on the punishment of those who stand against this divine will, and life becomes the proverbial hell on earth.
Young attorney Min Hye-jin challenges Jeong Jin-su by claiming that the infernal trials are merely supernatural events. It allies itself with the few people who try to protect the damned and make the earth the world of men, not of gods. Together they rise up against the chaos caused by the “New Truth”.
Hellbound Season 2 Characters
What we said about the plot, we can also repeat about the characters. Hellbound is an original series and although we can assume that some of the characters from season one are going to return, we cannot speculate as to the cast of season two, simply because we have no idea where it will go and that the writers have in store for us. As for the season one characters, they are as follows:
|Jung Jin-soo||He is the charismatic and mysterious leader of the “New Truth Society”, a sinister cult that follows the religion known as Saejinrihwe, who believes in the arrival of the angels of death from hell and who claims to be a revelation from God.|
|Park Jung-min||Bae Young-jae||He is the production manager of a broadcasting station, who determined to discover the truth behind the mysterious and sinister cult “New Truth Society” begins to get involved with them. He is married to Song So-hyun.|
|Kim Hyun-joo||Min Hye-jin||She is a dedicated lawyer who fights against the crimes committed “New Truth Society” by the mysterious and sinister cult of Jung Jin-soo and his group of followers.|
|Won Jin-ah||Song So-hyun||She is the wife of Bae Young-jae, a woman whose life is turned upside down as she watches her husband become involved with the mysterious and sinister cult of Jung Jin-soo. So-hyun collapses in emotional pain, which she cannot deal with.|
|Yang Ik-june||Det. Jin Kyeong-hoon||He is a police detective who investigates the cult “New Truth Society” and the cases related to the appearance of the “angels of death”.|
And some of the supporting roles include:
|Kim Do-yoon||TBC||He is a member of “Hwasalchok” (also known as the “Arrowhead”), a group of people who blindly follow Jung Jin-soo and his cult “New Truth Society”.|
|Kim Shin-rok||Park Jung-ja||She is a mother who is suddenly sentenced to hell in front of her young children.|
|Ryu Kyung-soo||Yoo-ji||He is a priest of the cult “New Truth Society”, who only thinks and acts for its revival.|
|Lee Re||Jin Hee-jung||She is the daughter of Detective Jin Kyeong-hoon.|
|Im Hyun-kook||Hyung Jun-gong|
How Many Seasons Will Hellbound Have?
It is unknown how many seasons will Hellbound have. The creator of the original concept hasn’t specified anything, and neither has Netflix. So far, we’re waiting for a second season renewal, and we don’t really know how long the project is intended to last. It might be just this one season, two, three, or even more, but we cannot even begin to speculate about that at his moment.