The first look at a new series starring an international ensemble and telling a storey in Korean, Japanese, and English has been released.
“Pachinko,” a highly anticipated international drama series that will launch globally on Apple TV+ on March 25, 2022, was presented today by Apple TV+. To kick off its eight-episode season on April 29, 2022, the series will premiere with three episodes in Korean, followed by new weekly instalments every Friday through April 29, 2022. “The New York Times Best-Selling Acclaimed Novel” is used as inspiration for “The New Yorker” television series.
It begins with forbidden love and grows into a sprawling epic that takes the reader from Korea, Japan, and the United States to tell an extraordinary storey of conflict, peace, love, and tragedy.
In addition to executive producing and writing the show, Soo Hugh (The Terror, The Killing) serves as showrunner and creator of the project. Kogonada and Justin Chon are both executive producers and directors of four episodes each, with Kogonada directing the pilot.
Two executives from Media Res, Theresa Kang-Lowe from Blue Marble Pictures, and Dani Gorin from Media Res co-executive produce for the film with the help of David Kim, Richard Middleton, and Sebastian Lee.
As a filmmaker and a human, it’s said that some projects have the power to fundamentally alter your identity. This is the project for me without a doubt,” remarked Soo Hugh. As a monument to my ancestors and to all of the Sunjas throughout our family’s history, this storey is more than just an account of their lives. An unbelievable privilege to work with a talented and committed team on this show.”
In the series, Soji Arai plays Mozasu, Jin Ha plays Solomon, Inji Jeong plays Yangjin, Minha Kim plays teenage Sunja, Lee Minho plays Hansu, Anna Sawai plays Naomi, Steve Sanghyun Noh plays Isak, Junwoo Han plays Yoseb, Jung Eun-chae plays Young Kyunghee, Jimmi Simpson plays Tom Andrews and Youn Yuh Jung plays older Sunja.
The award-winning Apple Originals from today’s most inventive storytellers can be found on Apple TV+. Apple TV+ is a subscription service that provides access to a wide range of high-quality shows and movies, including original series, blockbusters, and documentaries, as well as programming for children and families.
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A limited number of consumers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch will receive three months of Apple TV+ for free* during this promotional period.