‘Hellbound’ star Yoo Ah-in is under police investigation for allegedly using illegal propofol

South Korean actor Yoo Ah-in is being investigated for illegal use of an anesthetic and has been banned from traveling abroad, local media are reporting. This has led to some speculation about the status of his upcoming projects, including the Netflix drama the match and the second season of the Dark Fantasy series hellish.

When contacted by Deadline, a Netflix spokesperson said, “We have heard from media reports that an investigation is currently underway, and are currently reviewing the situation.”

per Korea Times, Yoo is suspected of habitually using propofol, a sleep-inducing drug, for non-medical purposes, in violation of the Narcotics Control Act. Yonhap reported that the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Drug Investigation Unit questioned the actor on Monday.

In the wake of the news, Yu’s management agency, United Arts Agency, released a statement to the local press saying the actor is “faithfully cooperating with the investigation and will explain in detail the issues at issue.”

the match A feature-length film about legendary players of the abstract strategy board game Go, starring Yu and Lee Byung-hun. According to reports, it was supposed to be released in the first half of this year. hellish Season 2 was teased at a Netflix Tudam event in Korea last September. The first season of the series Supernatural, about a group of otherworldly people. Creatures that appear out of nowhere to condemn people to hell was a hit for the streamer in 2021. Yu’s other projects that are awaiting release include sci-fi series goodbye world and features Hi.5.

His previous credits include Lee Chang-dong’s acclaimed 2018 thriller fiery2020 Netflix Hits #alive and the 2022 crime comedy Seoul Vibe.

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