Lee Min-ho and Youn Yuh-jung’s “Pachinko” to premiere on March 25th, first still cut revealed

“Pachinko,” starring Lee Min-ho, has been unveiled through its first still cut. 

Apple’s original series “Pachinko” unveiled its first still on January 27th and confirmed its worldwide release on March 25th.

Based on the New York Times’s best-selling book of the same name, “Pachinko” is a global project produced in three languages: Korean, Japanese and English. “Pachinko”, which warmly captures a huge-scale narrative, is a story that begins with forbidden love and depicts an unforgettable chronicle of war, peace, love, separation, victory and judgment between Korea, Japan and the U.S.

Pachinko consists of a total of eight episodes and will first release 3 episodes on Apple TV+ on March 25th. After that, one episode each will be released every Friday until April 29th.

Soo Hugh, who oversees the whole project, wrote the script and was in charge of the general production. Director Kogonada directed and produced a total of four episodes, including one pilot episode, while director Justin Chon directed and produced four other episodes. Media Res was in charge of the production, and Media ResMichael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer, and Danny Gorin were named executive producers. Theresa Kang-Lowe of Blue Marvel Pictures, Richard Middleton, David Kim, and Sebastian Lee participated as co-producers.

Soo Hugh, the producer and scriptwriter of “Pachinko”, said, “They say there are those projects that come along and change the very core of who you are as a filmmaker and a person. Undoubtedly, ‘Pachinko’ is that project for me,” said Soo Hugh. “Not only is this a story of my forebears, it’s my tribute to them — to all of the Sunjas buried deep in all of our family’s history. It’s been an incredible honor to bring this series to life with this dedicated and gifted cast and crew.”

The series stars Arai Soji as “Mozasu”, Jin Ha as “Solomon”, Jung In-ji as “Yangjin”, Kim Min-ha as the teenage “Sunja”, Lee Min-ho as “Hansu”, Minami Kaho as “Etsuko”, Noh Sanghyun as “Isak”, Anna Sawai as “Naomi”, Han Jun-woo as “Yoseb”, Jung Eun-chae as young “Kyunghee”, Jeon Yu-na as young “Sunja”, Jimmi Simpson as Tom Andrews and the Academy Awards-winning actor Youn Yuh-jung as older “Sunja”.


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