Train To Busan is unarguably one of the best horror movies I’ve seen in the past few years, and next up for the acclaimed Korean filmmaker is Hellbound, a 6-episode supernatural drama series for Netflix
Hellbound tells a story of surviving under social chaos when a group of supernatural beings appear and condemn people to hell while a new religious group interprets them as the will of the divine.
Here’s the trailer:
The Netflix official synopsis reads:
“Hellbound is a series about a nation coping with a new phenomenon of ‘sinners’ literally condemned, and a religious sect on the rise, led by Jung Jin-soo (Yoo Ah-in).
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.”
Train To Busan revolved around a batch of survivors trapped on a high-speed train amidst a zombie outbreak in Korea. The film was praised for its well-developed characters, the emotional tone, and never experienced before frights.
A standalone sequel Train To Busan: Peninsula, was released last year amidst a real virus outbreak but failed to live up to expectations.
Additionally, James Wan and Gary Dauberman are adapting Train To Busan for American audiences.
Hellbound will have its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival in the Primetime program of TV series, becoming the first Korean drama to make it to the festival. Hellbound will also be screened at the 26th Busan International Film Festival in October.
It remains unknown when the series will stream on Netflix.