It may be one small step for Lee Min Ho, starring in another television show, but it could be one huge step for his career if upcoming Apple TV+ series Pachinko launches his name into the global audience awareness the same way it did for recent Netflix hit Squid Game with the leads. Veteran lead Youn Yuh Jung is already world famous thanks to her Best Supporting Actress win at the 2021 Oscars and all the English speaking publications are leading off Pachinko write ups and reviews with her name naturally in the header or lede. The actress with the most screen time due to playing the adult age version of the female lead is rookie Kim Min Ha so she may pull a Jung Heo Yeon and rocketed to stardom in a first role. Lee Min Ho is already an Asian superstar with broader international awareness in pockets that watch K-dramas but the success of Pachinko would definitely be another major accomplishment. After doing the press and premiere rounds in the US last week he’s back in South Korea this weekend and landed to plenty of fans waiting to welcome him back with flowers.