Netflix’s upcoming series The Bequeathed has confirmed its January release, along with the release of its teaser poster and trailer.
Penned and planned by Yeon Sang Ho, known for the Netflix series Hellbound and the movie Train to Busan, The Bequeathed is garnering attention as a highly anticipated project. The series unfolds the story of a small town’s mysterious events following the inheritance of a forgotten ancestral land after the death of a distant uncle.
Yeon Sang Ho, the visionary behind the K-Zombie phenomenon, acted as the scriptwriter and producer of The Bequeathed, while Min Hong Nam, assistant director of Train to Busan and Peninsula, marks his directorial debut with this project. Starting from “an emotion that every Korean can resonate with,” as per Yeon Sang Ho, and culminating in “a story about family,” as described by Min Hong Nam, The Bequeathed is a mystery thriller rooted in the Korean concept of ancestral land.
The released teaser poster captures the mysterious ambiance of a rural village at dusk, with a crime scene set against the backdrop of ancestral land and a bare tree, creating an eerie atmosphere.
The accompanying trailer showcases intense performances by Kim Hyun Joo, Park Hee Soon, Park Byung Eun, and Ryu Kyung Soo, and the ominous events following the unexpected inheritance. Yoon Seo Ha (Kim Hyun Joo), having received news of her estranged uncle’s death, inherits the ancestral land as his only kin. However, her half-brother Kim Young Ho (Ryu Kyung Soo) emerges, claiming his right to the inheritance, and a series of mysterious murders begin in the village. Detectives Choi Seong Joon (Park Hee Soon) and Park Sang Min (Park Byung Eun) delve into the case. With a single gunshot that cuts through the darkness, the trailer shows unusual amulets and bloodstains, heightening the mystery surrounding the inherited land and what secrets it may hold.
Meanwhile, The Bequeathed promises a thrilling and mysterious journey, exclusively on Netflix starting January 19th.