Director, Yeon Sang-Ho (Train to Busan, Peninsula) is sending us to hell in a hand basket. The new trailer for his latest series dropped and it looks like its going to be a very cool ride.
Netflix’s Squid Game was an enormous hit for the streaming giant. With any groundbreaking phenomenon, a trend is always the follow up. It’s no surprise that Netflix is doubling down on its Korean selection, and Train to Busan director’s next epic Hellbound is a nice place to start.
Hellbound’s trailer looks like its going to be rich with not just socioeconomic ideology, but also a heck load of commentary on religion as a whole. These religious groups in the trailer that immediately take to worshiping these hulking Death Angels and calling them “divine” are going to be interesting.
The synopsis for Hellbound goes like this:
Investigating the phenomenon of “proclamations” and ritualistic murders is police detective Jin Kyung-hoon (Yang Ik-june). Examining the mysterious sect are broadcast journalist Bae Young-jae (Park Jeong-min) and lawyer of the accused sinners Min Hey-jin (Kim Hyun-joo). Together, these three investigators search for answers in this wildly original commentary on the growing anxieties of a nation.
Hellbound is based on a Korean webtoon called “Hell” and will follow that series pretty closely from the word out of TIFF.
The six-part Hellbound series will land on Netflix to steal some souls beginning November 19.