First look: Lee Min-ho in the sweeping drama 'Pachinko'


Lee Min-ho (right) and Minha Kim star in 'Pachinko'. Photos: Handout

The highly anticipated drama Pachinko – based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name – will premiere on Apple TV+ on March 25.

The eight-episode series will feature three languages – Korean, Japanese and English.

South Korean actor Lee Min-ho headlines the series which is written by Soo Hugh (who also wrote the slow-burn thriller The Killing).

The synopsis for Pachinko reads: "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."

According to Soo, working on Pachinko has had a big impact on her as a screenwriter.

Oscar winner Youn Yuh-jung.Oscar winner Youn Yuh-jung.

“They say there are those projects that come along and change the very core of who you are as a filmmaker and a person. Undoubtedly, Pachinko is that project for me.

“Not only is this a story of my forebears, it’s my tribute to them – to all of the 'Sunjas' buried deep in all of our family’s history. It’s been an incredible honor to bring this series to life with this dedicated and gifted cast and crew,” Soo said in a press statement, referring to the main protagonist of the series, Sunja.

Sunja will be portrayed by three actresses – Minha Kim as a teenager, Yu-na Jeon as young Sunja and Oscar winner and Minari star Youn Yuh-jung as the older Sunja.

Jin Ha (left) and Yu-na Jeon in 'Pachinko'. Jin Ha (left) and Yu-na Jeon in 'Pachinko'.

Lee Min-ho looks dapper. Lee Min-ho looks dapper.

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