News of Yeon Sang-ho's webtoon The Hell to be adapted as a Netflix series titled Hellbound first came out early this year.
In a press statement on July 29, Netflix confirms the casting of Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-ah and Yang Ik-june in the series.
Yeon, who is the director-writer of hit zombie flicks Train To Busan and Peninsula, first released The Hell as an animated short in 2003.
Hellbound tells of angels coming down to Earth to condemn people to hell.
Yoo (Burning) portrays Jeong Jin-su, a leader of a new religion formed in the wake of this occurrence. While Park (Time To Hunt) plays a producer at a broadcasting company looking into Jin-su, and Kim plays a self-assured lawyer who fights against Jin-su and his followers.
Hellbound will be directed by Yeon, from a script written by him with Choi Gyu-seok (author of the webtoon Songgot.)
Earlier reports mentioned that there would be six episodes to the series.
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