After his recent Netflix show Hellbound induced waves of positive reaction and positively contributed to the Korean high, Yeon Sang-ho, the critically acclaimed director of the zombie flick Train to Busan, has begun talking about the potential plans for a second season.
Adapted from Choi Gyu-Seok’s popular webtoon Songgot, the series overtook Hwang Dong-hyuk’s Squid Game in terms of popularity on Netflix charts.
A tale of human hypocrisy, inevitable and fatalistic doom, sin, morality and nihilism, the show is a brutal death-fest that sees the state of anxiety and paranoia a nation is hurtled into in the wake of inexplicable supernatural occurrences. While talking to Variety, Yeon confirmed the rumours about expanding his ‘Yeoniverse’.
Calling those rumours “true”, he said that he really enjoyed working with Netflix. This was his second collaboration with the streamer following Psychokinesis.
According to Yeon, Netflix “very much agreed to and related to my creative vision.” Having worked closely with Choi for the first season of the series, Yeon said that they would be collaborating yet again for the second season to push the story forward.
“Because Hellbound is based on the original webtoons, my partner Choi Kyu-Seok and I have decided that the story afterwards will be told first through the webtoon,” he said.
While they are yet to decide whether it should be another live-action series, he said that fans would need to wait till they discussed the process with Netflix.
“As you know, we have only just released Hellbound season one and so we didn’t have any time to discuss that issue with Netflix,” explained Yeon. “So, I would say this is something we need further discussion on.”
Starring Yoo Ah-In, Park Jung-min and Won Jin-Ah, among others, Hellbound is now streaming on Netflix.