Apple TV+ has renewed “Pachinko” for a second season ahead of the series’ Season 1 conclusion on Friday night.
Soo Hugh developed, wrote, and executive produced the Korean, Japanese, and English-language drama. Based on Min Jin Lee’s blockbuster self-titled book, “Pachinko” chronicles four generations of a Korean immigrant family as they leave their nation in search of a better future. The story picks up in the early 1900s and is recounted through the eyes of Sunja, the family’s matriarch.
Hugh also acts as the series’ showrunner. Kogonada and Justin Chon, who are both on board as executive producers, are at the helm of four episodes each in the first season. Media Res’ executive producers are Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer; Blue Marble Pictures’ executive producer is Theresa Kang-Lowe, and Richard Middleton also executive produces.
Yuh-Jung Youn starred as adult Sunja, Lee Minho as Hansu, Jin Ha as Solomon, Anna Sawai as Naomi, Minha Kim as adolescent Sunja, Eunchae Jung as young Kyunghee, Kaho Minami as Etsuko, Jun-woo Han as Yoseb, Soji Arai as Mozasu, Steve Sanghyun Noh as Isak, and Yuna as young Sunja.