Netflix teams up with ‘Train to Busan’ director for original series

Streaming giant Netflix is teaming up with Yeon Sang-ho, the director of the hit horror film “Train to Busan,” for a new original series.


The company announced the project Thursday, which will be titled “The Hell.”

Netflix teams up with 'Train to Busan' director for original series
A scene from the webcomic “The Hell,” which will be made into a Netflix original series by director Yeon Sang-ho, right. Courtesy of Netflix

The thriller series, based on the webcomic of the same name, will revolve around a group of people who encounter supernatural creatures from hell.


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Director Yeon collaborated with popular cartoonist Choi Gyu-seok to create the comic, which is still published weekly on Naver. The two creators will co-write the series.

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Yeon made his directorial debut in 1997 with a short animation film. He got his first break as a director with the zombie thriller film “Train to Busan” in 2016.

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The director recently finished the tvN series “The Cursed,” for which he wrote the scripts. He is now working on the action film “Peninsula,” starring Kang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun.

Source: The Korea Times

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