Fans of Korean drama have known for a long time just how good and unique their tv series and movies are. From the incredible Kingdom, to the more recent Squid Game, K-drama is a genre worth delving straight into.
This is just as well because the next mega-hit is on its way with Hellbound. Due out on November 19th 2021, this looks like another rollercoaster of a tv series. Director Yeon Sang-ho (Train to Busan) wrote the series with Kyu-Seok Choi and the story is told over six episodes on Netflix.
So what is Hellbound all about? Imagine if hell came to earth and utter chaos ravages through the world. Imagine if people who had evaded punishment for their crimes were suddenly faced with supernatural angels who were there to condemn them to hell. Now imagine a group of people who use this anomaly to create a puritanical religious group called the ‘New Truth Society'.
Cult leader of the New Truth Society is Jeong Jin-soo (Yoo Ah-in) but deciding to form a pious religion as all hell breaks loose on earth is a process. So also in the mix are Min Hye-jin (Kim Hyun-joo), Bae Young-jae (Park Jeong-min) who works at a broadcasting station, his wife Song So-hyun (Won Jin-ah) and detective Jin Kyung-hoon (Yang Ik-june) who is trying to figure out what is going on.
Is it simply a new world order where unearthly beings deliver bloody justice or is the idea of divine justice just a mask for something else? What we get with Hellbound is a living hell full of supernatural creatures there to condemn people.
The new trailer for Netflix doesn't give much else away about the plot but given the cast, director, visual effects, and premise, Hellbound looks like it will be rocketing up the charts as Squid Game fans get their next fix of Korean thriller drama.
When Will Hellbound Be On Netflix?
Hellbound premiered its first three episodes at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2021 and became the first Korean drama to make it to the festival.
It will be released on Netflix on November 19, 2021 for streaming in 190 countries.
The review score is provisional based on what we've seen so far. It will be updated once the series is released.