Apple TV+ has officially renewed creator Soo Hye’s massive family drama. Pachinko for the second season. The announcement came over a month after the series debuted. The international drama also released its season finale today, directed by blue bay directed by Justin Chong.
«Words cannot express my joy that I can continue to tell the extraordinary story of this indomitable family,» Hugh said in a statement. “I am grateful to the amazing Apple team and Media Res for believing in and supporting this show, and to our passionate fans who have supported us. I am honored to have the opportunity to continue working with this amazing cast and crew.”
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An adaptation of the series, narrated in three languages: Korean, Japanese and English, written and created by showrunner Soo Hye (Terror). It tells the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family.
«Epic in scope and intimate in tone, the story begins with forbidden love and flows into a gripping saga that travels between Korea, Japan and America to tell an unforgettable tale of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and retribution.» reads the synopsis. “Infused with universal themes of family, destiny and resilience, the series centers around a family of four generations of Korean immigrants who leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and prosper. The story begins in South Korea in the early 1900s and is told through the eyes of the remarkable matriarch Sunji, who wins against all odds. This juxtaposes her story with that of her grandson Solomon in the 1980s.»
Pachinko includes an international ensemble consisting of Soji Arai as Mozasu, Jin Ha as Solomon, Inji Chung as Yangjin, Minha Kim as teenage Sunja, Lee Minho as Hansoo, Kaho Minami as Etsuko, Steve Sanghyun Noh as Isak, Anna Sawai as Naomi, Junu Han as Yoseb, Jung Eun Chae as Yong Kyung Hee, Jimmi Simpson as Tom Andrews, Yu-na Jung as young Sunji, and Academy Award-winning actress Yoon Yoo-jung as older Sunji.
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Pachinko executive producer Su Huy; Michael Ellenberg, Dani Gorin, Lindsey Springer, Media Res Executive Producer; Teresa Kang-Low for Blue Marble Pictures; Dani Gorin of Media Res; Kogonada and Justin Chon, who each directed four episodes; Richard Middleton, David Kim and Sebastian Lee.