Skip to main content
Got a tip?


Angie Han: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2022

The THR TV critic’s picks include a searing British medical drama, a poignant Canadian coming-of-ager, an unclassifiable HBO experiment and the latest creation from Issa Rae.

Daniel Fienberg: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2022

A risk-taking Disney series, two urgently relevant docs, an epic literary adaptation and a trio of first-rate final seasons were among picks from The Hollywood Reporter's chief TV critic.

Universal Content Productions, ‘Pachinko’ Boss Announce Finalists for Asian Pacific Islander Storytelling Lab (Exclusive)

Universal Studio Group division Universal Content Productions has selected the finalists for the Thousand Miles Project, the Asian Pacific Islander storytelling incubator created under Pachinko showrunner Soo Hugh’s overall pact with the studio and led by writer-director Ria Tobaccowala. David Loong, Manivone Nonthaveth and the writing duo of Kelly Luu and Kevin Luu will participate […]

Non-English Content Has a Bigger Shot Than Ever at This Year’s Emmys

In March, Netflix’s Squid Game made history with its SAG Award wins for best actor and best actress, making it the first non-English-language series to take home those honors. The hugely popular South Korean drama is now an Emmy frontrunner, and it’s likely it will be the first non-English show to earn a series nom […]

‘Night Sky,’ ‘Yellowjackets,’ ‘Pachinko’ and the Challenges of Multiple Stars Playing the Same Characters

We see it often in shows: flashbacks or flash-forwards to give the audience a deeper glimpse into the lives of — or what life has in store for — our favorite characters. But to establish that deep connection with the characters for viewers, casting directors search far and wide for physical and spiritual similarities to […]

Why the Casts of ‘Pachinko’ and ‘Peacemaker’ Dance It Out in Their Shows’ Title Sequences

“How weird do you want it?” That was one of choreographer Charissa Barton’s first questions when she met with Peacemaker creator James Gunn. “He handed me a page with a couple of paragraphs,” Barton recalls of her first meeting with the writer-director. ” ‘Peacemaker stands in the middle of a room and starts doing a […]

“Everyone Here Has Experienced a Crushing Humiliation”: Ben Stiller, Soo Hugh and THR’s Drama Showrunner Roundtable

“Isn’t this what we all wanted in the first place?” asked Jenny Lumet, executive producer of The Man Who Fell to Earth, near the beginning of The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Showrunner Emmy Roundtable. “You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting an amazing human moment on TV that makes you reevaluate your whole life.” Her […]

‘Pachinko’ Cast, Crew Take a Closer Look at Season One’s “Best Episode”

This feature was produced and curated by THR editors and is presented by Apple TV+. There are ambitious shows, and then there’s Pachinko — a multigenerational, trilingual family saga that juggles multiple timelines across the 20th century while centering the experience of Zainichi Koreans, an ethnic minority group in Japan that few Americans had heard […]

Making of ‘Pachinko’: How Showrunner Soo Hugh Brought the Best-Selling Novel to Television

It’s apparent within Pachinko’s opening moments that the Apple TV+ adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s best-selling 2017 novel of the same name features some major departures from the source material. The opening sequence cuts between Japanese-occupied Korea in 1915 and New York City in 1989, unlike the book, which unfurls its multigenerational family saga linearly. What’s […]

Critics’ Conversation: Finding Gems Beyond Spring TV’s True-Crime Glut

Small screens were flooded with fact-based dramas about murder and fraud, but standouts of the past few months included a luminous literary adaptation, comedies both silly and substantial and returning shows in fine, feisty form.

‘Pachinko’ Renewed for Second Season at Apple

To little surprise, Apple has solidified the future of one of the year’s most critically praised dramas. The tech giant/streamer has handed out a second-season renewal for Pachinko, the series based on Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel of the same name. The pickup comes as season one of the series from creator Soo Hugh debuts […]

Translations, Meticulous Set Design and Those Opening Titles: ‘Pachinko’s’ Soo Hugh Talks Season One

Nearly four years after development formally began on Pachinko, Soo Hugh’s sweeping adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel of the same name, the final episode of its first season bows April 29 on Apple TV+. Evidence of the painstaking approach to making Pachinko — a pricy, time-hopping, multilingual exploration of family — is apparent […]