Pachinko Premieres March 25th on Apple TV
Wednesday, March 16, Apple celebrated the global premiere of “Pachinko” at The Academy Museum in Los Angeles. Talent on the red carpet included Yuh-Jung Youn (“Older Sunja”), Lee Minho (“Hansu”), Jin Ha (“Solomon”), Minha Kim (“Teenage Sunja”), Anna Sawai (“Naomi”), Eunchae Jung (“Young Kyunghee”), Inji Jeong (“Yangjin”), Jimmi Simpson (“Tom Andrews”), Junwoo Han (“Yoseb”), Kaho Minami (“Etsuko”), Steve Sanghyun Noh (“Isak”), Soji Arai (“Mozasu”), and more!
Additional attendees included Natalie Portman, Damon Lindelof, Ashely Park, Meena Harris, Alan Kim, and more! The highly anticipated global premiere of “Pachinko” debuts on Friday, March 25, 2022, exclusively on Apple TV+.
Pachinko,” a highly anticipated international drama series, will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on March 25, 2022. The series will be told in three languages — Korean, Japanese and English — and debut with the first three episodes followed by new weekly installments each Friday during its eight-episode season through April 29, 2022.
Epic in scope and intimate in tone, the story begins with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan, and America to tell an unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning.
Filled with universal themes of family, love, triumph, fate, and resilience, the series chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and thrive. Starting in South Korea in the early 1900s, the story is told through the eyes of a remarkable matriarch, Sunja, who triumphs against all odds. It juxtaposes her story with that of her grandson, Solomon, in the 1980s.
“Pachinko” is written and executive produced by Soo Hugh (“The Terror,” “The Killing”), who created the series and serves as showrunner. Kogonada and Justin Chon are executive producers and directed four episodes each, with Kogonada directing the pilot. Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer executive produce for Media Res; Theresa Kang-Lowe executive produces for Blue Marble Pictures, and Richard Middleton also executive produces.
The series stars Academy Award-winning actress Yuh-Jung Youn as older Sunja; Lee Minho as Hansu; Jin Ha as Solomon; Minha Kim as teenage Sunja; Anna Sawai as Naomi; Eunchae Jung as young Kyunghee; Inji Jeong as Yangjin; Jimmi Simpson as Tom Andrews; Junwoo Han as Yoseb; Kaho Minami as Etsuko; Steve Sanghyun Noh as Isak; Soji Arai