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Hellbound season 2 release date speculation, cast, plot, and more news

The Netflix series, from the director of Train to Busan, ends on a cliffhanger, so here's everything we know about the Hellbound season 2 release date.

Hellbound season 2 release date: Kim Shin-rok as Park Jeong-ja

When is the Hellbound season 2 release date? Another runaway hit for Netflix, Hellbound overtook Squid Game within its opening week. That wasn’t surprising, since it’s directed by Yeon Sang-ho, the filmmaker behind undead modern classic Train To Busan.

For Hellbound, Yeon leaves behind one of the best zombie movies for demonic prophecies and hellish monsters that drag people down to hell. The first season of the Netflix series follows two main characters: Jin Kyeong-hoon (Yang Ik-june), a detective looking into some strange disturbances, and Bae Young-jae (Park Jeong-min), a TV director who’s trying to protect his child from going to the underworld.

Hellbound, which many consider to be the best TV series around, is strange and discomforting, right down to Yoo Ah-in’s altogether riveting cult leader, Jeong Jin-soo. Said cult, New Truth, is at the center of all the strange happenings, and more than a few suffer the wrath of their decrees. So, is there a second season on the way? We’ve done some digging, and we’ve found as much as we can find on the Hellbound season 2 release date.

Hellbound season 2 release date speculation

As it stands, there’s no Hellbound season 2 release date, but we know it’s happening, and would imagine it’s heading for a mid 2024 release date.

For a while, it was touch and go as to whether we were going to get a second season to follow up the success of the first, but thankfully, all was confirmed in 2022. Plus, we’ve now got an update straight from Netflix.

On August 4, 2023, the streamer announced that production on season 2 had officially begun, which is great news. So if we had to guess, we’d imagine that since filming has just started, we’d be looking to a mid/late 2024 release date.

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Who’s in the Hellbound season 2 cast?

Season 2 of Hellbound will see a few familiar faces return, but the role of Jung Jinsu will be taken over by Kim Sung Cheol.

The original actor, Yoo Ah Soo, was replaced after drug use allegations. However, we don’t doubt Kim Sung Cheol will do an excellent job in the role, since the actor has starred in various Netflix k-dramas. Basically, he knows his way around a Netflix project.

Here’s the Hellbound season 2 cast list:

  • Kim Sung-cheol as Jung Jinsu
  • Kim Hyun-joo as Min Hye Jin
  • Yang Ik-jun as Jin Kyung Hoon
  • Lee Re as Jin Hee Jung
  • Lee Dong-hee as Kim Jung Chil
  • Kim Shin-rok as Park Jung Ja
  • Yang Dong-geun
  • Im Sung-jae

Hellbound season 2 release date: People in masks in Hellbound

What’s Hellbound season 2 about?

While there’s no official plot synopsis for Hellbound season 2, the ending of season 1 has provided some clues about what we can expect going forward.

(Spoilers, obviously.) In the last episode of season 1, New Truth’s grip on society is challenged due to one of their members, Yoo-ji, being arrested on live television for beating a naysayer.

Meanwhile, Bae and Song So-hyun, his wife, sacrifice themselves so their child can live. This contradicts New Truth’s doctrine that anyone deigned a sinner will perish, no ifs, ands, or buts.

These two events sow seeds of doubt in the general populace of the show, who might now finally turn against New Truth’s regime, and plants the idea with us that eventually, people will see that the cult doesn’t have any real control at all.

A second season is likely to carry these threads forward. We fully expect the continuation to deepen this alternate version of our universe where gods and monsters exist.

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Is there a trailer for Hellbound season 2?

We don’t have a Hellbound season 2 trailer yet, and we shouldn’t expect one until the end of 2023 or early 2024.

It has to be filmed and scheduled on Netflix’s slate before we can start getting excited for a first look. We’ll be sure and keep an eye out, but in the meantime, you can take a look at the official season 2 announcement video below.

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Where can I watch Hellbound season 2?

Hellbound season 2 will be available to watch on Netflix when it arrives.

As we said above, Hellbound is one of the most successful series on the streaming service to date, so we would never have expected Netflix to let this one go. When it does come out, it’ll join the slate of everything new on Netflix.

Hellbound season 2 release date: A creature in Hellbound

How many episodes of Hellbound season 2 will there be?

The official number of episodes hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we think there will be six in Hellbound season 2.

This would match the number of episodes that made up the first season, unless, of course, Netflix decides to expand the story and add more.

That’s everything we know about Hellbound season 2. For more on what’s coming soon to the small screen, check out our guides on Bridgerton season 2Squid Game season 2, and Dragon Ball Super season 2.

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