The epic historical fiction web series Pachinko is all set to premiere on the digital platform AppleTV+ soon. It is the adaptation of the New York Times bestseller book of the same name written by Min Jin Lee.
The series is set in the 20th-century chronicles the tale of a Korean family that had immigrated to Japan in the quest for a new home. Created and executive produced by Soo Hugh, he also serves as the showrunner of this sweeping saga.
The shooting of Pachinko went on the floors in Oct 2020 and reportedly wrapped up in April 2021. Most of the shootings took place in Korea, Japan, and America. The series is comprised of 8 episodes, with Kogonada and Justin Chon directing four episodes each. The former directed the pilot episode.
Pachinko Release Date
Makers unveiled the teaser of this highly talked about web series on Feb 23 (Wed) in the anticipation of the release date. Pachinko will be premiered on the streaming platform Apple TV+ on 25 March 2022 in three languages Korean, Japanese and English language.
Pachinko is bankrolled by Jordan Murcia under the banner Media Res and Blue Marble Pictures. Distributors are Apple Inc. The first three episodes of the series will be premiered on 25 March 2022 and further per episode will be released every Friday.
One gripping story, told over four generations. Pachinko is a sweeping saga about a Korean immigrant family's quest to survive and thrive. #Pachinko premieres March 25, only on Apple TV+ https://t.co/YIImGpNcex pic.twitter.com/cp5xN30xmC
— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) February 23, 2022
Fourth Episode (1 April), Fifth Episode (8 April), Sixth Episode (15 April), Seventh Episode (22 April), and Eighth Episode (29 April)
Star Cast of Pachinko
- The academy award winner Youn Yuh-Jung playing the main lead role as Sunja,
- Kim Min-Ha debuting as a teenage Sunja,
- Jeon yu-Na (Childhood Sunja), Lee Min-ho (Koh Hansu),
- Jin Ha (Solomon Baek, grandson of Sunja),
- Anna Sawai (Naomi), Soji Arai (Baek Mozasu), Kaho Minami (Etsuko), Steve Sanghyun Noh (Baek Isa),
- Jung Eun-Chae (Kyunghee), Jeong In-ji (Yangjin), Mari Yamamoto (Hana), Ian H.W. Kim (Pastor Rhee),
- Jimmi Simpson (Tom Andrews), Yeji Yeon (Bokhee), Jung Woong-in, and Han Joon-Woo (Baek Yoseb).
As per the trailer, the historical saga will show the four generations of an immigrant Korean family, who are in the quest for a new home, in order to survive and thrive, immigrated to Japan.
The series will revolve around a love story in the backdrop of racism and stereotyping. The trailer seems loved by the viewers, it has been viewed over 31 lakh times within 10 days of its release.
Watch The Trailer