Apple TV+ has announced that it will be renewing the Korean drama, Pachinko, for a second season. The finale of season 1 recently aired on the streaming platform.
‘Pachinko’ 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.
Speaking on the renewal, creator and writer Soo Hugh stated: “Words cannot express my joy in being able to continue telling the extraordinary story of this indomitable family. 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 honour to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew.”
The series stars Academy Award-winning actress 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.
It is based on a New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Manhattan-based author and journalist Min Jin Lee. The riveting story that spans generations is told across three languages — Korean, Japanese, and English.