Apple TV+ series 'Pachinko' confirmed for second season
The production of the second season of the hit Apple TV+ series "Pachinko" (2022) has been confirmed, according to the streaming platform on Saturday.
“Words cannot express my joy in being able to continue telling the extraordinary story of this indomitable family,” Soo Hugh, writer and producer of the series, said in a statement. “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.”
Like the first season, the second season will be produced into three languages — English, Korean and Japanese.
Season one of "Pachinko" premiered March 25 and ended on Friday.
"Pachinko" is based on Korean-American author Min Jin Lee's epic novel under the same name. The novel was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2017 by the New York Times.
The plot follows four generations of ethnic Koreans in Japan, known as Zainichi Koreans. Ethnic Koreans have historically faced severe discrimination in Japanese society and were often only able to operate pachinko — vertical pinball machines mostly used in gambling — parlors as one of their few options of livelihood.
Well-established actors such as Youn Yuh-jung, an Academy Award winner for the 2020 film “Minari,” and K-drama star Lee Min-ho starred in the series.
Whether the actors will return to the series for the second season has not yet been announced.
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