Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Min Ho, Jin Ha, Child Actress Jeon Yu Na, and Newcomer Kim Min Ha Kick Off Promos for Apple TV Koreans in Japan Multigenerational Drama Pachinko

Streaming platform Apple TV is a still a newbie in stepping into the K-drama realm so it’ll be interesting to see if the company promotes upcoming Koreans in Japan multigenerational drama/series Pachinko. Netflix has the process down to a science at this point having launched over a dozen self-produced K-dramas in the last two years but Apple TV is starting off with a really prestige high profile project with this multi-cultural and multi-lingual show adapted from the same name award winning novel. It’s also got veteran actress Youn Yuh Jung playing the family matriarch and she’s coming off last year’s win at the Oscar’s for Best Supporting Actress. The cast includes popular Hallyu actor Lee Min Ho, Korean-American actor Jin Ha, and newcomer Kim Min Ha and child actress Jeon Yu Na. The five are starting the Pachinko promo circuit as this week the cast posed pictures and did an interview with fashion and entertainment magazine Bazaar.


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Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Min Ho, Jin Ha, Child Actress Jeon Yu Na, and Newcomer Kim Min Ha Kick Off Promos for Apple TV Koreans in Japan Multigenerational Drama Pachinko — 13 Comments

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  2. Oppa is so smart doing this prestigious period drama as well as rumored huge space drama. New phase of career with 2 mega projects. Hopefully they work out and its good he is signing up for streaming sites because they are present and future of industry. Haters can keep crying and be jealous of him bco their faves wont get such mega projects back to back but he keeps winning.

  3. The exec producer Soo Hugh said in twitter that there are 4 seasons. imdb has been updated and LMH is in all 8 eps. There’s a child actor cast as the young Noa, Hansu and Sunja’s son. It’s possible that S1 will cover the early life of Hansu, how he joined the Yakusa and rose thru the ranks to become a boss. That’ll be interesting to see what’s not in the book which barely covers his early life. I think ep1 will start with Solomon working in Wall Street then going back to Japan. It then flashbacks to Sunja’s early life in Korea, meeting the middle-aged Hansu. When Noa is a young boy Hansu is in his early 40’s. So LMH could actually be the ML. I just don’t see how they could stretch the books into 4 seasons with 8 eps each.

  4. This ain’t a k-drama… Or would you also call Minari a Korean movie, Mulan a Chinese movie and Memoirs of a Geisha a Japanese movie? This is a global drama similar to Stranger Things, Downton Abbey or what not. The difference is that they speak Korean, Japanese and to a lesser extent English. It is directed by Korean-Americans and has also plenty of Japanese and international actors of Asian descent…

  5. So excited for this. This isnt like your cheesy, typical kdramas (yes its not kdrama). This will make LMH more global (he is now, but MORE), and im looking forward to see his haters going crazy?

  6. Looking forward to watch this drama encompassing generations in 2nd world War and giving the details of ethnicity and impact in the life of Koreans and transformation in the times. Hopefully will make happy with their dedication in portraing the characters.

  7. His projects and commericial has been patrioting geared example recently he promtes hangul and this project which is the essence of korean culture.. Despite the project being global and having multiple foreign actors involved it’s still about a story that promotes the korean sentiment during a difficult period and 3 generations of refugees..

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