Korean director Yoon Sang Ho, author and director of the Korean drama Hellbound, confirmed that the renewal of work for a second season, on the “Netflix” platform, is just rumors, and he said so far there are no signs of presenting a second season.
According to the report published on the “nme” website, the Hellbound series was launched on November 19 on the “Netflix” platform, and it won the admiration of millions from around the world, as the series appeared to be a very close version of the webtoon animation site that was launched in 2020 and carries the same name.
Yoon stated, “Since Hellbound is based on the original webtoons movie, my partner Choi Kyu-Seok and I have decided that the story will then be told first through a new segment on the webtoon, and then discuss whether a second season can be made.”
Yoon also spoke about the fun for him working with Netflix, adding, “They created an environment where I didn’t have to think about anything other than focusing on directing the series.”
Yoon explained how he wanted to explore humanity through the series, using a specific horror genre as a framework. He said, “The most important message I wanted to convey through this work is to ask questions about humanity and what it means to be human, and in this series, there are different types of human characters, Through these characters, I wanted to have conversations for the audience to discuss which of them honestly portray human qualities, from their own perspective.”
Yoon described it as “playing a game in the metaverse”, as he and his team “gathered stories of how people reacted in this situation” of life and death.
Yoon concluded that Hellbound is a “cosmic horror”, aka Lovecraftian horror, saying that the primary focus should not be on explaining supernatural phenomena. Stressing that the character of cosmic horror will disappear once this mystery is explained.