Yeon Sang-ho has discussed his plans for Season 2 of the Netflix hit Hellbound. The demon-hunting series has become one of the most-watched series on the streaming platform in multiple countries. Yeon Sang-ho created and directed the hit series. He also directed the zombie mega-hits Train to Busan and Peninsula. The series Hellbound originally started as a short animation in 2002. It was followed by a webtoon on Naver with Hellbound co-creator Choi Kyu-sok. Sang-ho and Kyu-sok wanted to make it into a live-action series for many years and got that opportunity with Netflix. Hellbound has even surpassed Squid Game‘s record. Sang-ho doesn’t mind the comparison between his series and Squid Game but thinks they are unique in their own way.
The Hellbound co-creator said that experience with Netflix while making the series was enjoyable. The director of Train to Busan wants a different approach for Season 2 of Hellbound. Netflix let him see his creative vision through. Choi Kyu-Seok and Yeon Sang-ho want to continue the Hellbound story as a webtoon first. Yeon Sang-ho has stated that there needs to be further discussion with Netflix for the future of Hellbound. He knows what his plans are for Train to Busan.
Yeon Sang-ho Wants to Make a Third Zombie movie in the Train to Busan Film Series
Train to Busan changed how audiences viewed zombie movies. Sang-ho talked about zombie movies commenting, “I believe that the zombie genre is very traditional but at the same time, depending on what you bring to that, it can be completely new.” Yeon Sang-ho already has ideas brewing for life after Peninsula. He does not see Train to Busan doing well as a television adaptation. The creator of Netflix’s Hellbound knows that he wants to turn the zombie movies into a film series. “The story that I’m thinking about after that would be closer to “Train to Busan,” where the story will be carried out in a small and restricted space,” Yeon Sang-ho said regarding the third installment.
No matter what Yeon Sang-ho comes up with, he has made many fans that look forward to his future work.