Hellbound, a Netflix series directed by Yeon Sang-ho, initially saw its release on November 19, 2021. To say the reception enjoyed by the endeavor was tremendous would be an understatement. Upon its premiere, the series surpassed Squid Game to become the most-watched Netflix series the next day. It was a global affair. Fans of the webtoon titled the same, and viewers who were getting introduced to the premise were quite certainly intrigued by the South Korean fantasy drama that examined a brilliantly dark, gritty, and nightmarish narrative.
The first season ended on a cliffhanger that kept the fans wanting more. Much to everyone’s surprise, Netflix recently made an announcement that has overjoyed thousands of viewers who will finally bare witness to the show’s much-anticipated next installment.
Hellbound Season 2 Announcement
In a short, crisp video announcement, Netflix revealed that the Yeon Sang-ho-led attempt is set to return for a second season. In the YouTube description for the teaser, the streaming service lauded the series as an endeavor that was “internationally acclaimed by viewers and critics alike.” Furthermore, to rouse sentiments of excitement and thrill, it detailed, “Hell on Earth returns.”
While the Season 2 announcement barely revealed anything to tease what the future may bring, it was enough to prepare the viewers for another rollercoaster of emotions in the making. To say the recent age of Korean dramas has shaped pop culture would be somewhat downplaying the impact it truly has brought to the scene of art and entertainment.
The Ever-growing Influence Of Korean Dramas
While Squid Game acted as a breakthrough to the mainstream populace, the grand influence of K-Dramas was always felt by the fans of the media. Tinged with immense creativity and tackling a balance between clichés and originality, the binge-worthy medium of entertainment has offered the world several notable titles to choose from, encompassing varieties of genres.
Netflix, especially as of late, has seen a rise in immensely popular K-Drama titles. From the grotesque, apocalyptic All Of Us Are Dead to something like Business Proposal, an uber-famed romantic-comedy series, the streaming service has introduced many to the diverse world of several well-acclaimed South Korean shows.
With both Hellbound and Squid Game slated to make a return for their next installments, the medium is set to conquer the hearts of the people and hold considerable influence over a global spectrum of films and series.
As Yeon Sang-ho’s brilliance makes its way back onto the Netflix screens, fans will soon get answers to the questions that left them bewildered in the first season. Check out the Season 2 announcement teaser below:
The Netflix series features actors such as Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, and Park Jeong-min, among others. The release date for its upcoming season has not been revealed yet. Details surrounding the premise are currently under wraps.
Hellbound Season 1 is available for streaming exclusively on Netflix.