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Netflix Confirms New Korean Original Series Hellbound, Partnering with Train to Busan Director Yeon Sang-ho

[L: NAVER Webtoon Hell R: Director Yeon Sang-ho, photo courtesy of Cine 21]

SEOUL, April 23, 2020 - Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, has announced that it will produce a new Korean original series Hellbound (working title), which will be directed by Yeon Sang-ho who’s best known for his box office hit Train to Busan.

The story was originally published as a webtoon, titled Hell or 지옥 in Korean, and has garnered a great deal of attention and acclaim. As a Netflix original series, Hellbound will take on a new form through the collaborative work of director Yeon Sang-ho and illustrator Choi Gyu-seok, the author of Songgot, a webtoon that was adapted as a television drama in 2015.

Yeon and Choi will together spearhead Hell (or 지옥)’s transformation from a webtoon into a Netflix original series. Besides his globally acclaimed 2016 film Train to Busan, Yeon Sang-ho has directed its sequel Peninsula, which will be released in Korean theaters in the coming months. Yeon also worked as the scriptwriter for The Cursed, a recent Korean TV drama series produced by Lezhin Studio.

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Apr 23, 2020 at 08:14

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