Who Stars in Hellbound: Most Loved and Hated Characters
|Korean Series Netflix's Hellbound - Most Loved and Hated Characters|
Netflix’s Hellbound is a series adaptation of a fantasy comic book from 2019, and its live-action cast includes some of the most talented actors, actresses from South Korea. The story features individuals who are sent to hell by unearthly beings. This supernatural phenomenon also gives rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice.
The main cast members of Hellbound that have been announced so far include Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-ah, and Yang Ik-june.
Supporting cast members appearing in the series include Kim Do-yoon, Kim Shin-rok, Ryu Kyung-soo, Lee Re, and Im Hyeong-guk.
The hated character on Hellbound: Arrowhead streamer
|Skull Mask, who fronts the Arrowhead, in Hellbound.|
"Hellbound" fans are sharing their hatred for one of the show's most divisive characters.
Hellbound" takes place on a version of Earth where demonic-looking creatures have come to the planet to condemn certain individuals to Hell. In response, society adopts a newfound notion of divine justice while the world sees the rise of a cult-like religious group called the New Truth Society. In case that wasn't bad enough, an even more radical faction forms out of the New Truth's most devoted followers called Arrowhead, with its members making it their mission is to punish those that go against the divine will of the supernatural creatures.
Throughout the show, an Arrowhead member (Kim Do-yoon) dons neon glow-in-the-dark makeup and starts live broadcasting in order to further shun the New Group Society's opposers and often makes disturbing calls for violence. Unsurprisingly, the streamer's irritating antics make him one of the worst characters in "Hellbound" for many fans of the show.
Expressing their frustration with the character, Redditor u/v3r00n wrote, "I made it through 2 episodes but that Arrowhead streamer guy is just so annoying that I couldn't bear it anymore." u/labularia_ echoed their fellow user's sentiment, writing, "Gaaah. I can only have half-episode doses of this or I'm gonna lose all of my hair because of the Arrowhead streamer dude. He is verrrry [sic] obnoxious." u/TheRunawayDinosaur seemed to be similarly annoyed by the character's inclusion in the show, noting, "That twitch streamer scene was annoying and went on too long."
Unfortunately, fans will have to trudge through the character's scenes because it turns out that the Arrowhead streamer ultimately plays a large role in the "Hellbound" finale.
Yoo Ah-In As Chairman Jung Jin-Soo
|Yoo Ah-In As Chairman Jung Jin-Soo|
Yoo Ah-in plays New Truth cult leader or chairman Jeong Jin-soo with disturbing charisma, constantly keeping the characters and viewers on edge as to what his true motives might be. The New Truth Society is a religious organization that interprets the events as acts of the Christian God.
Who is Yoo Ah-in?
Yoo Ah-in is a 35-year-old actor who has appeared in a variety of roles prior to his unsettling turn on Hellbound. If you’re looking to see him in another role, I recommend Burning, which is a 2018 psychological thriller co-starring Steven Yeun and based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. The feature film is from director Lee Chang-dong, and stars Yoo as a deliveryman who runs into his childhood friend whose life is caught up with the mysterious and potentially dangerous Ben (Yeun). Burning is available to watch on Amazon Prime, and is available to rent or buy via most streaming services.
Yoo also appears in #Alive, a 2020 zombie film in which Yoo stars as a video game live streamer struggling to survive as he is forced in his Seoul apartment during a zombie apocalypse.
Actor, creative director, filmmaker, and social activist Yoo Ah-in is a prominent South Korean artist famous for his roles in critically acclaimed films and series such as Burning, Veteran, and Six Flying Dragons. Yoo Ah-in is also known for having politically-charged views, which he regularly tackles via social media.
|Writer and director Yeon Sang-ho has created a world in which a prophesy created by a group calling themselves The New Truth appears. That prophesy states that sinners will be dragged to hell by these beasts, and the series follows those who are investigating the deaths, the religious leader (Yoo Ah-in) who is perpetuating the prophecy online, and those who are willing to speak out against him.|
Kim Hyun-joo as Min Hye-jin
Kim Hyun-joo plays Min Hye-jin in Hellbound. A lawyer who has been investigation the Arrowhead and the New Truth Society, Min also takes care of her mother, who is living with cancer. Min Hye-jin is a lawyer for Sodo, a law firm that aims to help and protect those being singled out by The New Truth Society and their extremist breakaway group The Arrowhead.
Who is Kim Hyun-joo?
|Kim Hyun-Joo As Min Hye-Jin - Former teen model and actress Kim Hyun-joo is also known for her roles in K-dramas such as Glass Slippers, Twinkle Twinkle, I Have A Lover, and Toji, the Land.|
Kim Hyun-joo is a 44-year-old actress who is best known for her TV work. She became famous in Korea for her starring role in 2002’s Glass Slippers, in which she plays one of two orphan sisters.
|Kim Hyun-joo has starred in many South Korean TV series, including What’s With This Family, I Have A Lover, Watcher, and Undercover. She will also star in the upcoming Netflix film Jung-e.|
More recently, she starred in a Korean adaptation of the BBC drama Undercover. The K-drama, which is also called Undercover, stars Kim as a human rights lawyer who doesn’t know her husband is an undercover cop.
Yang Ik-june as Jin Kyeong-hoon
|Yang Ik-june as Jin Kyeong-hoon|
Yang Ik-june stars as Jin Kyeong-hoon. Police detective Jin Kyung-hun is tasked with investigating the supernatural incidents and finding a logical explanation for the brutal, demonic murders. At the same time, Kyung-hun wants to be a better father to his daughter Hee-jeong. Jin Kyeong-hoon lost the verve for his job following the murder of his wife six years prior. Detective Jin is one of the few characters who is suspicious of Chairman Jeong, especially after the cult leader pulls Jin’s teenaged daughter into his machinations.
Detective Jin is one of the few characters who is suspicious of Chairman Jeong, especially after the cult leader pulls Jin’s teenaged daughter into his machinations.
Who is Yang Ik-june?
Yang Ik-june is a Korean actor and director who is perhaps best known for his 2008 feature film Breathless, which he wrote, directed, edited, and starred in. Breathless follows a debt collector named Sang-Hoon who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a schoolgirl named Yeon-Hee, who is also a survivor of domestic abuse.
Yang Ik-june also notably voiced the main character in The King of Pigs, Hellbound creator Yeon Sang-ho’s 2011 animated feature. The film is available to rent via Apple or to watch on The Criterion Channel.
Apart from being Hellbound’s audience surrogate, Detective Kyung-hun is at the center of the series’ neo-noir story arc. Playing the role of Kyung-hun is actor and film director Yang Ik-joon, who is best known for Breathless, an award-winning drama film which Ik-joon wrote, directed, and starred in. Yang Ik-joon also appears in Wilderness and Ooh, You Make Me Sick.
Kim Shin-Rock As Park Jeong-Ja
|Kim Shin-Rock As Park Jeong-Ja|
Park Jeong-ja is a woman who’s visited by one of Hellbound’s supernatural entities, which informs her that she is bound for death soon. Park Jungia receives a terrifying decree from an angel, warning of her death. Is it happens, the angel appeared to her on her birthday while her son was videotaping her blowing out her candles and the angel is caught on camera, and her death is used by The New Truth to prove their point.
Who is Kim Shin-Rock?
Jeong-ja struggles to cope with her impending doom, as it means that no one else will care for her son and daughter. Actor Kim Shin-Rock also appears in White Butterfly, Dimmer, and One Ordinary Day.
Kim Shin-Rock (@kimshinrock) has starred in the TV series Beyond Evil and The Cursed. (Hellbound makes for a creepy third title to add to her resume). She also appeared in 2018’s Burning with Yoo Ah-in.
Park Jeong-min as Bae Young-jae
|Park Jeong-min as Bae Young-jae|
Following the series’ time jump, Bae Youngjae is our main audience surrogate. The sarcastic and honestly kind of over-it TV broadcast station producer is introduced as he is making a documentary for the New Truth Society. He is also a new father, and husband to Sohyun.
Who is Park Jeong-min?
Park is a 34-year-old actor and writer. (He published a book of essays in 2016 called A Useful Person.) His breakthrough role was in 2011’s Bleak Night, which follows the story of a father looking for answers following the death of his son. Park plays one of the son’s two best friends.
More recently, Park appeared in Hellbound creator Yeon Sang-ho’s Psychokinesis, a 2018 superhero film about a bank security guard who gets superpowers. It is available to watch on Netflix.
Park also starred in 2018’s Sunset in My Hometown, in which he plays a rapper who unexpectedly leaves Seoul to return to his hometown. Guardian‘s Kim Go-eun also stars. The film is available to rent on Amazon Prime.
Re Lee As Jin Hee-Jeong
|Re Lee As Jin Hee-Jeong|
Jin Hee-jeong is the teenaged daughter of police detective Kyung-hun. Similar to Ji-woo from the Netflix series My Name, Hee-jeong is an only child coping with the challenges of being raised by a single father who’s highly dedicated to his job.
Who is Re Lee?
Former child star and teenaged actor Re Lee is best known for her award-winning roles in Hope, How To Steal A Dog, Witch at Court, and Peninsula.
|Won Jin-ah as Song So-hyun|
Won Jin-ah plays Sohyun, Youngjae’s wife and mother to Toughie. When we first meet her, she is in the hospital after having given birth.
Who is Won Jin-ah?
Won is a 30-year-old actor with relatively few projects on her resume thus far. She is best known for her role in Rain or Shine, a 2017 TV series about two young people who fall in love after losing family members in the same tragic accident. Won stars as co-lead Ha Moon-soo, a young woman who lost her younger sister but who chooses to live fiercely and to take care of her mother. The show is available to stream on Viki under the title Just Between Lovers.
Ryu Kyung-Soo As Deacon Yuji
|Ryu Kyung-Soo As Deacon Yuji|
Deacon Yuji is a member of The New Truth who plots out the groups propaganda. As one of the deacons of The New Truth Society, Yuji employs whatever means necessary to ensure that the organization’s doctrines and dogmas are enforced. Deacon Yuji appears in the latter half of Hellbound.
Who is Ryu Kyung-soo?
Actor Ryu Kyung-soo is well-known in the Korean drama world for his roles in series such as Itaewon Class, Lovestruck in the City, and TV series Confession, as well as films like A Resistance and Hit-and-Run Squad.
He will also star in the upcoming Netflix series Glitch.
Park Jung-Min As Bae Young-Jae
The sarcastic Bae Young-jae is a television producer who’s frankly just tired of the whole New Truth thing. This complicates the fact that he’s leading a production team that’s making a documentary for The New Truth Society.
Actor Park Jung-min is known for his breakthrough role in Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet, and also for appearing in movies like Bleak Night, Deliver Us From Evil, and Keys to the Heart. Jung-min also wrote the best-selling book A Useful Person, a collection of personal essays about his work.
Hellbound - Side Characters
|Side Characters on Hellbound|
Won Jin-ah as Song So-hyun: So-hyun is television producer Bae Young-jae’s wife. She gives birth to their son, Toughie. Actor Won Jin-ah also appears in Just Between Lovers and She Would Never Know.
Park Jung-Pyo as Detective Hong Eun-pyo: Hong Eun-pyo is the partner of police detective Kyung-hun. Actor Park Jung-Pyo also appears in the films Extreme Job, The Bros, and The Great Actor.
Lim Hyung-Guk as Professor Gong Hyeong-jun: Professor Hyeong-jun speaks on the news about the bizarre events in Hellbound. Veteran actor Lim Hyung-Guk appears in films like Ashfall, Jo Pil-Ho: The Dawning Rage, Jamsil, and the neo noir K-drama series Undercover.
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