Pachinko Renewed by Apple TV+


Apple TV+ has ordered a second season of its hit drama Pachinko, based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

The series chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in a quest to survive and thrive. The season one finale recently debuted on April 29.

Pachinko stars Academy Award-winning actor Yuh-Jung Youn, Lee Minho, Jin Ha, Minha Kim, Anna Sawai, Eunchae Jung, Inji Jeong, Jimmi Simpson, Junwoo Han, Kaho Minami, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Soji Arai and Yuna.

The series is created, written and executive produced by showrunner Soo Hugh. Kogonada and Justin Chon directed four episodes each of season one. They also executive produce, alongside Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer for Media Res, the studio behind the series; Theresa Kang-Lowe for Blue Marble Pictures; and Richard Middleton. Sebastian Lee and David Kim co-executive produce.

“Words cannot express my joy in being able to continue telling the extraordinary story of this indomitable family,” said Hugh. “I’m grateful to the amazing team at Apple and Media Res studio for believing and supporting this show and to our passionate fans who have cheered us on. It’s an honor to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew.”