Apple TV+ officially unveiled its original drama series “Pachinko” release date and first stills featuring Lee Min Ho, Youn Yuh Jung, and more.
Here Are the Release Date and First Stills of Apple TV+ Original Drama Series “Pachinko” Starring Lee Min Ho and Youn Yuh Jung
“Pachinko” a Novel-Based Drama
On January 27, Apple TV+ has unveiled the release date and first stills of “Pachinko.” The forthcoming series is based on New York Times’ best-selling novel with the same title by Min Jin Lee, a Korean American author and journalist based in Manhattan.
The story follows the hardships of four generations of Korean immigrants in the turn-of-the-century Japan. The story begins with forbidden love and portrays an unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, and also about victory and judgment across Korea, Japan, and the United States.
The highly anticipated international drama series will be the comeback project of actress Youn Yuh Jung and actor Lee Min Ho on the small screen. Since it is a global project, it will have eight episodes and have three languages – Korean, Japanese, and English.
Here’s your first look at #Pachinko, based on the New York Times best-selling novel. Starring Yuh-Jung Youn, Lee Minho, Jin Ha, and Minha Kim.— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) January 26, 2022
Streaming March 25. https://t.co/YIImGpNcex pic.twitter.com/AWsvKJ7lHB
Further, the viewers will gain an understanding of how other countries’ ancestors lived and how their culture evolved over time. The play is expected to draw notice and spark interest from overseas audiences since it is a collective work of numerous creative artists.
Director Kogonada directed and produced four episodes, including the pilot episode. Meanwhile, American director Justin directed the other four episodes.
Soo Hugh, who wrote the drama’s script, shared that “Pachinko” changed him, adding that it is a story and tribute to his ancestors. The story is also a story dedicated to all the ‘pioneers’ who exist in all of our family histories. He also expressed his appreciation for working with talented and dedicated actors and staff.
“Pachinko” First Stills
The released images show the different phases of life each character lived in “Pachinko.”
The first still shows Jeon Yu Na as the little Sunja in “Pachinko.”
Then, on the second image, actor Jin Ha as Salomon Baek.
In the third image, Lee Min Ho plays the role of Koh Hansu.
The fourth image shows Koh Hansu and Sunja’s emotional moment, as he was staring at her lips while her tears ran down her cheeks.
Apple TV+ Original Series “Pachinko” Cast: Lee Min Ho, Youn Yuh Jung, and More
Here is the complete list of “Pachinko” cast:
- Jeon Yu Na as young Sunja
- Kim Min Ha as teenage Sunja,
- Youn Yuh Jung as older Sunja.
- Soji Arai as Mozasu,
- Jin Ha as Solomon,
- Inji Jeong as Yangjin,
- Lee Min Ho as Hansu,
- Kaho Minami as Etsuko,
- Steve Sanghyun Noh as Isak,
- Anna Sawai as Naomi,
- Junwoo Han as Yoseb,
- Jung Eun Chae as Young Kyunghee,
- Jimmi Simpson as Tom Andrews.
Save the date and watch “Pachinko,” starring Lee Min Ho and Youn Yuh Jung, premiere globally on Apple TV+ starting on March 25 with three episodes. Then, the next episodes will be available every Friday until April 29, 2022.
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In the meantime, watch Lee Min Ho share about how he played the character Hansu in “Pachinko” and how he wanted to reflect “the male image from that era” in the recent interview with Esquire Korea.
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