SEOUL – South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho says he’s “bewildered” by the overwhelming response to his newest sequence, Hellbound.
The horror-fantasy sequence topped the charts on Netflix when it started streaming on Nov 19 and is anticipated to observe within the footsteps of one other Ok-drama, Squid Recreation, presently probably the most watched present on the streaming platform.
“After I first talked about Hellbound with Netflix, I didn’t assume that it could universally resonate with audiences,” he stated in an interview on information website Korea JoongAng Each day on Wednesday (Dec 1).
The six-parter starring Yoo Ah-in centres on a floating entity with a horrifying face which seems to inform individuals of the precise date and time of their deaths. Three ugly creatures then arrive as scheduled to take them to Hell. A shady and highly effective spiritual organisation generally known as New Reality Society springs up as concern grips the nation.
“Hellbound simply is not the kind of fare to generate broad enchantment. Darkish and mysterious, the work targets viewers who take pleasure in fantasy and sophisticated Lovecraftian tales. It does not have the punch of a Squid Recreation,” he stated.
Greatest recognized for his hit zombie film Prepare To Busan (2016), Yeon had written the script for an acclaimed webtoon, additionally titled Hellbound, which ended its run in September 2020. The Netflix sequence deviates barely from the unique plot of the webtoon.
“I’d have been glad by rating No. 2 on the chart,” he stated. “I woke as much as a pile of messages from the manufacturing employees saying that the sequence ranked No. 1 on the worldwide chart. I used to be so surprised, bewildered and grateful for this consequence.”
He added: “Though Hellbound is ready in South Korea, the issues that the characters take care of are common: about life and dying, sin and punishment, and questions on humanity. Whether or not or not there may be Hell, these are questions that folks ask themselves as they lead their lives. I feel that is what resonated with the audiences worldwide.”
The ending of the sequence left it open to a second season, though Yeon stated that he had not mentioned this with Netflix but.