Yoo Ah-in dropped from second season of Netflix's 'Hellbound'

Actor Yoo Ah-in [YONHAP]

Actor Yoo Ah-in will be pulled from the second season of “Hellbound,” a Netflix original, the streaming service announced Thursday. Yoo will be replaced by Kim Sung-cheol, while Yang Dong-guen and Moon Geun-young will join the cast.

“Hellbound” tells the story of people suddenly being visited by mysterious messengers who damn them to hell, a cult that arises amid the chaos and those who try to figure out the mystery. The first season of the series starred Yoo, actors Kim Hyun-joo and Park Jeong-min. It debuted at No. 1 on Netflix’s list of most-viewed TV shows upon its release in November 2021.

Yoo is currently being investigated for illegal drug use after testing positive for cocaine and ketamine, according to police on Wednesday.

The police enforced a seizure and search warrant on the actor on Feb. 5 at Incheon International Airport and conducted a rapid urine test. They then asked the National Forensic Service for a detailed analysis of Yoo’s hair and urine samples after the rapid test was positive for tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal constituent of marijuana.

Police are expected to summon the actor for questioning as early as next week.