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Netflix to Launch New ‘True’ Shows, Original ‘Hellbound’ Series

Fern Siegel

Netflix is on an animation roll. “True: Terrific Tales,” a new take on eight classic fairy tales, kicks off on the streamer May 12.

The premise: True and her friends utilize the magic of the Story Spinner to revamp classic fare, such as “Pinocchio” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” for modern kids.

Among the eight shorts are “Little Red Riding Mila,” Cat and the Poofstalk” and “Rainbowella,” per WorldScreen.

The latest Netflix release from Guru Studios (“Paw Patrol,” “Abby Hatcher”) was “True: Wuzzle Wegg Day,” a 22-minute Easter-themed show. The series is often holiday-based. Previous shows include “True: Winter Wishes, the Halloween special, “True: Tricky Treat Day” and “True: Grabbleapple Harvest,” a Thanksgiving episode.

The steamer is also producing a new Korean original series with the working title “Hellbound.” It is directed by Yeon Sang-ho, who is best known for his box-office hit “Train to Busan.” Yeon (“Peninsula,” “The Cursed”) will also direct the series.

A dark, dystopian show, “Hellbound” is about people condemned to hell by supernatural beings, forced to survive in a chaotic landscape. The show began as a webtoon called “Hell,” which attracted a solid fan base.

“Hellbound” will be illustrated by Choi Gyu-seok, the author of “Songgot,” a webtoon adapted as a television drama in 2015. He is known for injecting social themes into his work.

Last week, Netflix announced all future episodes of “Pokémon” will stream exclusively on its platform in the U.S. The first 12 episodes of “Pokémon Journeys: The Series,” the 23rd season of the anime hit will begin on June 12.

’True: Terrific Tales’ Trailer

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