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‘Pachinko’ Star Lee Minho Calls His Character “A Villain Generated by Tragedy”

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the Pachinko episode “Chapter Seven.”] The Apple TV+ adaptation of Pachinko has taken some significant departures from Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel of the same name, none more so than in its first season’s penultimate episode, which fleshes out and in many ways creates a new backstory for Hansu, […]

Next Big Thing: ‘Pachinko’ Star Minha Kim on Bringing History to Life

To cast the young adult Sunja, the central character in Apple TV+’s ambitious multilingual, multigenerational historical epic Pachinko, “we needed someone special and timeless,” showrunner Soo Hugh tells THR. Although the producers considered the Korean industry’s trove of popular and accomplished stars (having already tapped Oscar winner Yuh-Jung Youn to play the older version of […]

Where to Watch ‘Pachinko’ Online

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Min Jin Lee, the drama series follows four generations of a Korean family.

Events of the Week: ‘WeCrashed,’ ‘Pachinko’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for WeCrashed, Pachinko, Life & Beth and Cheaper by the Dozen. SXSW The annual music, tech and film festival returned to Austin this year, […]

Inside the Sweeping Journey of Apple’s ‘Pachinko’

Welcome to the 160th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, […]

‘Pachinko’ Team on Balancing Three Languages, Bringing Korean Dramas to the Hollywood Stage

An Oscar winner, a Korean megastar, a Broadway performer and a young actress in her debut role — and that’s just to name a few of the ensemble cast of upcoming Korean drama Pachinko. “Casting was a very tricky process,” executive producer Theresa Kang-Lowe told The Hollywood Reporter at the Apple TV+’s show premiere event […]

Apple TV+’s ‘Pachinko’: TV Review

This adaptation of Min Jin Lee's acclaimed novel about a Korean family's efforts to persevere through colonialism, occupation and war features an international cast led by Jin Ha and Yuh-Jung Youn.

‘Pachinko’ Showrunner Soo Hugh, UCP Launch Asian Pacific Story Incubator (Exclusive)

Television writer/producer Soo Hugh, whose highly anticipated Pachinko adaptation will premiere worldwide on Apple TV+ on March 25, has unveiled details of her story incubator with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. The Thousand Miles Project, which was first teased when Hugh’s overall pact with the studio was announced a year ago, will develop […]

Apple Sets Premiere Date and Shares First-Look Images of International Series ‘Pachinko’

Apple TV+ has released first-look images to its upcoming series Pachinko, which will premiere worldwide March 25 with the first three episodes. Subsequent installments of the eight-episode series will drop every Friday through April 29. Pachinko, based on Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel of the same name, is the first major trilingual U.S. series. Told […]