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Yoo Ah-in to star in an upcoming series about angels and hell

By: Super contributor

Yoo Ah-in will play a charismatic and mysterious head of a cult in an upcoming series “Hellbound.” 

Netflix confirms that the actor will be part of the show along with Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-ah and Yang Ik-june. “Hellbound” is an original series   about supernatural angels appearing out of nowhere to condemn people to hell.

Ah-in plays the head of the New Truth Church.  As the angels of death arrive, the New Truth Church leads a religious crusade proclaiming that these visits are the will of the divine.

Power celebrity

Yoo Ah-in has taken diverse roles in television and film. He starred in dramas such as “Six Flying Dragons” and .Chicago Typewriter.”  The actor ranked second in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2016, next to EXO. 

Park Jeong-min

Jeong-min will play Bae Yeong-jae, a producer at a broadcasting company that investigates the New Truth Church. Park has established himself as an actor through his performances in “Time to Hunt,” “Start-Up” and “Svaha: The Sixth Finger.”

Kim Hyun-joo (“Watcher,” “I Have a Lover”) will play Min Hye-jin who is a smart, self-assured lawyer. She goes against the New Truth Church and its extremist Arrowhead devotees. 

Won Jin-ah

Won Jin-ah (“The Age of Shadows,” “Steel Rain”) will play Hong Ji-yeong. She is the wife of Bae Yeong-jae, and a member of the New Truth Church who succumbs to unbearable pressure. 

Death angels

Yang Ik-june (“Breathless,” “Bad Guys: Vile City,” “It’s Okay, That’s Love”) will play Jin Gyeong-hun, a police detective who investigates the unsettling appearance of the death angels. 

“Hellbound” will be directed by Yeon Sang-ho (“Train to Busan,” “Peninsula”). Yeon and Choi Gyu-seok, author of the popular webtoon “Songgot“, will collaborate on the script.

Lezhin Studio is producing “Hellbound.” The series will be exclusively available on Netflix.

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*Photos are courtesy of the actors’ respective talent agencies.

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