After giving us a captivating scare in the zombie thriller “#Alive,” Yoo Ah-in is back with an all-new supernatural series on Netflix called “Hellbound.”
Helmed by “Train to Busan” director Yeon Sang-ho and adapted from the popular webtoon “Hell,” the series depicts the arrival of mysterious “angels of death” who condemn people to hell.
During Netflix’s “See What’s Next Korea 2021” media launch on Thursday, the show unveiled production stills that show Ah-in as his character Jeong Jin-su, the head of a religious group that interprets events as the will of the divine.
Yang Ik-june (Breathless, Innocent Man), on the other hand, plays Jin Gyeong-hun, a detective who investigates the mysterious supernatural phenomena.
The series also stars Park Jeong-min as Bae Yeong-jae, a producer at a broadcasting company; Kim Hyun-ju as Min Hye-jin, a lawyer who goes against the new cult society; and Won Jin-ah as Yeong-jae’s wife.
“I think Korea has an amazing line of intriguing ... and unique stories and I think, and I dare say, that ‘Hellbound’ is the ultimate aggregate of those,” Ik-june said.
Ah-in, on the other hand, believes that the show’s narrative of “sinners being condemned to hell” was something that could be universal and resonate with people all around the world.
“So I hope and believe that the audience around the world will truly be able to appreciate the story because of that,” he added.
Netflix is yet to announce a final release date for “Hellbound” as of Thursday’s launch, but director Yeon joked that he had a few words for his post-production staff.
“Guys, let’s pick it up!” he said. – RC, GMA News