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Hellbound – Picture: Netflix / Climax Studio

After a long wait, Netflix has renewed Hellbound for a second season. However, some controversy has led to lead actor Yoo Ah-In being replaced in the role of Jung Jinsu by Kim Sung-Cheol. Here’s everything we know so far about Hellbound season 2 on Netflix.

Infernal is a South Korean Netflix Original horror series written and directed by Yeon Sang-Ho and is an adaptation of the popular South Korean webtoon. Hell.

The series was one of the biggest K-Dramas released on Netflix in 2021, second only to the worldwide phenomenon. squid game. The show is critically acclaimed, holding a 97% RottenTomatoes rating and garnering numerous awards.


Infernal Season 2 Netflix Renewal Status

Official Netflix Renewal Status: Renewed (Last update: 09/24/2022)

Since Hellbound launched on Netflix over ten months ago, we’ve had complete radio silence surrounding any news about the renewal. Convinced that the series would not return for a second season, we were very surprised to learn at Netflix’s TUDUM event that Hellbound has been renewed for season 2.

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In his first weekThe show was watched for 43,480,000 hours by subscribers around the world, which has seen the drama rise to the top of the global Non-English TV chart.

The show went on to chart non-English television for four weeks with 142.85 million total hours.

week period Hours seen (M) Range Week in the Top 10
November 14, 2021 to November 21, 2021 43,480,000 1 1
November 21, 2021 to November 28, 2021 67,520,000 (+55%) 2 2
November 28, 2021 to December 5, 2021 22,380,000 (-67%) 3 3
December 5, 2021 to December 12, 2021 9,470,000 (-58%) 9 4

Looking at the top 10 raw, the show made it to the top ten charts in 90 different countries. Many countries have seen Infernal it peaks at number one, and in many others it has been in the top 3.

If we compare the hourly data, we can see that it was well below we are all dead and squid game (both renewed for season 2) and tracked slightly higher than the silent sea.

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Top 10 Comparison: Hellbound vs All Of Us Are Dead vs Squid Game vs The Silent Sea

Compared to a couple of other shows that released on a weekly basis and Squid Game, you can see that the show falls way short, suggesting that it might be at risk of cancellation.

Hellbound vs squid game business proposal top 10s

Top 10 Comparison: Hellbound vs Business Proposal vs Squid Game vs Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha


What to expect from the second season of Infernal?

In the final moments of the first season, a shocking revelation that will change the world forever took place when Park Jung Ja’s ashes and remains came together and resurrected the woman.

The New Truth doctrine was torn to shreds after multiple witnesses saw what happened between Song So Hyun’s baby, who despite receiving a decree, survived after his parents sacrificed themselves to save their newborn son.

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Song So Hyun sought help from the New Truth – Image: Climax Studio

Even more, questions will be asked about the New Truth when the victims of the decrees start to resurrect just like Park Jung Ja. However, if this means that we will see the resurrection of former New Truth president Jung Jin Soo, would he use his new resurrection to spread a new gospel?

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Park Jung Ja moments before her death – Image: Climax Studio

With the New Truth and the Arrowhead convincing the masses that all those given decrees are sinners, with sinners resurrected from Hell itself it will likely send society into a complete collapse as the world tries to understand the actions of «God».

speaking to VarietyThe show’s creator acknowledged that with the Webtoon now covered, plans for the second season would be back on the drawing board, saying:

“Because “Hellbound” is based on the original webtoons, my partner Choi Kyu-Seok and I decided that the subsequent story would be told through the webtoon first, and as to whether we would want to turn that into another live-action series? . , that’s something we’ll need more discussion about. As you know, we just released season 1 of «Hellbound» and therefore didn’t have time to discuss that issue with Netflix. So I would say this is something we need more discussion about.»


who is the cast of Infernal season 2?

Yoo Ah Soo was originally scheduled to return as Jung Jinsu, however, due to a police investigation in South Korea related to his alleged use of illegal drugs, he was replaced for the second season of Infernal.

The police investigation has resulted in a positive test for propofol and marijuana. The use of these substances violates South Korea Narcotics Control Law. Yoo Ahn Soo had also tested positive for substances Like cocaine and ketamine in her hair.

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Yoo Ah In will not be returning as Jung Jinsoo

Yoo Ah Soo has been replaced by actor Kim Sung Cheol for the role of Jung Jinsu. Netflix subscribers should be familiar with Kim Sung Cheol thanks to him starring in multiple Netflix k-dramas such as prison playbook, Arthdal ​​Chronicles, hospital playlist, Sweet Home, Vicenzo, racket boysand our beloved summer.

Returning to resume their leading roles in the second season of Infernal is Kim Hyun Joo as Min Hye Jin and Yang Ik Jun as Jin Kyung Hoon.

Reprising their supporting roles are Lee Re as Jin Hee Jung and Lee Dong Hee as Kim Jung Chil.

Actress Kim Shin Rok has been promoted from a supporting role to a leading role for the second season and will reprise her role as Park Jung Ja.

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Kim Shin Rok to return as Park Jung Ja

Join the cast of Infernal They are Yang Dong Geun and Im Sung Jae.


When could we expect to see Infernal season 2 on netflix?

With the series officially renewed, we can begin to speculate on when we can expect to see the series return.

Yeon Sang Oh, the director and creator of the series will be busy over the next year with multiple projects for Netflix, including an adaptation of Parasyte and a new zombie horror series. This means that filming may not start until late 2023 or early 2024.

filming for Infernal it began on September 17, 2020 and ended on January 18, 2021. So, between the start of filming and the Netflix release date, a little more than fourteen months passed. This means that if we use fourteen months as a rough estimate, we will not see Infernal season 2 on Netflix for quite some time.


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