“Pachinko”, starring Youn Yuh-jung, Lee Min-ho, released an official trailer to confirm its global release date on March 25th (Friday).
“Pachinko” is the most anticipated Apple’s original series produced in 3 languages: Korean, Japanese, and English. The official trailer for this global project has been released, drawing keen attention. “Pachinko”, which warmly captures huge-scale narratives, is an unforgettable story that begins with forbidden love then tells about war and peace, love and separation, victory and judgment between Korea and Japan in a relationship with the U.S.
“Pachinko”, which consists of 8 episodes in total, will unveil 3 episodes on Apple TV+ on March 25th, then release one episode every Friday until April 29th. “Pachinko” is created based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name.
Dealing with topics, such as family, love, victory, destiny, and overcoming difficulties that everyone in the world can relate to, “Pachinko” unravels the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family leaving their homeland in an indomitable ques to survive and prosper. Set in early 1900s in Korea, this work is drawn through the eyes of a strong woman named Sunja, who overcomes all adversities and intersects the story of Solomon, Sụna’s grandson, in the 1980s.
Soo Hugh wrote the script and took charge of the overall production for “Pachinko“. 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. In particular, Media Res’ Michael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer and Dani Gorin were named executive producers along with Richard Middleton, David Kim and Sebastian Lee as co-executive producers.
Youn Yuh-jung, who won the Academy Award, played the role of old Sunja while Lee Min-ho, Jin Ha, Kim Min-ha, Anna Sawai, Jung Eun-chae, Jeong In-ji, Jimmi Simpson, Han Joon-woo, Kaho Minami, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Soji Arai and Jeon Yu-na respectively took on the role of Koh Hansu, Solomon Baek, teenage Sunja, Naomi, young Kyunghee, Yangjin, Tom Andrews, Baek Yoseb, Etsuko, Baek Isak, Baek Mozasu and childhood Sunja.