The official trailer for “Pachinko,” Apple TV+’s highly-anticipated, epic drama series told in three languages – Korean, Japanese, and English – has been released yesterday.
The story starts with forbidden love and crescendos into a drama that travels across Korea, Japan, and the United States to present an amazing story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and retribution.
The series will premiere on Apple TV+ around the world on March 25, 2022, with the first three episodes followed by new weekly episodes every Friday until April 29, 2022. Soo Hugh created the series, which is based on the acclaimed New York Times bestselling novel of the same name.
Youn Yuh Jung plays older Sunja, Lee Minho plays Hansu, Jin Ha plays Solomon, Minha Kim plays teenage Sunja, Anna Sawai plays Naomi, Jung Eun-chae plays young Kyunghee, Inji Jeong plays Yangjin, Jimmi Simpson plays Tom Andrews, Junwoo Han plays Yoseb, Kaho Minami plays Etsuko, Steve Sanghyun Noh plays Isak, Soji Arai plays Mozasu and Yu-na Jeon as young Sunja.
Soo Hugh wrote and executive produced “Pachinko,” which he also conceived and serves as showrunner. Executive producers Kogonada and Justin Chon each directed four episodes, with Kogonada directing the pilot.
For Media Res, Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer executive produce; for Blue Marble Pictures, Theresa Kang-Lowe executive produces; and Richard Middleton also executive produces. Dani Gorin of Media Res, along with David Kim and Sebastian Lee, co-executive produce.
The story follows the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family covering four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable struggle to live and thrive, and is filled with universal themes of family, love, triumph, fate, and resilience.
The story begins in early 1900s South Korea and is recounted through the eyes of Sunja, a heroic matriarch who prevails despite all difficulties. In the 1980s, her tale is matched with that of her grandson, Solomon.