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Hellbound has confirmed it is returning to Netflix for its second season

infernalthe dark fantasy k-drama that stormed Netflix in 2021 has been officially confirmed for a second season.

The news came today (September 24) during the streaming platform’s TUDUM event, which will feature previews and first glimpses of the brand’s upcoming programming.

Towards the end of the segment about Netflix’s upcoming Korean series, infernal‘s return was announced with an eerie teaser clip.

It showed a skeleton writhing and throbbing inside a glass box before the glass shattered and the bones morphed back into the body of a living person. “Get ready, hell is coming,” Netflix said in the YouTube description. Now watch the clip above.

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‘Hellbound’. Photo credit: Netflix

No release date for the infernal The second season has currently been confirmed, and no details on the cast of the new episodes have been announced either.

Shortly after the release of the first season infernal Creator and director Yeon Sang-ho said there are no plans for a second season. “There infernal based on the original webtoons [also written by Yeon]my partner Choi Kyu-Seok and I decided that the story after that would be told first via the webtoon,” he said diversity last year.

“We still have to discuss whether we want to make this into another live-action series.”

Set in South Korea between 2022 and 2027, the series finds supernatural beings appearing out of nowhere to carry people—who have been given the date and time of their deaths—to Hell. Yeon stated after the show’s release that she should question “what it means to be human.”

“There are different types of humanistic characters in the show… and through these characters, I wanted to spark conversations for the audience to discuss which of them represent truly humanistic qualities from their own perspective,” he said. “Even though the series is set in Korea, I think the themes it touches on are very universal, like life and death, sin and punishment, what it means to be human and so on.”

In a four star rating NME said of the first season: “infernalThe greatest strength of is its ability to flesh out its paranormal premise in a real-world context through a variety of frightening and even hilariously satirical ways veep-like scenes of New Truth deacons struggling to twist events to fit their doctrine and offer some of the best moments of comedic levity.

“Supported by an engaging cast, thoughtful themes, and top-notch production values, infernal is an intricate exploration of good and evil for the information age and certainly has all the ingredients to become Netflix’s latest South Korean hit.”

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