The tech giant, Apple, has officially made an announcement that the cast for its Pachinko series with Lee Min Ho, the Korean superstar, among those starring in the series. It is set to begin production on October 26, and it is an adaptation of the Min Jin Lee novel of the same name. It chronicles the dreams and hopes of four generations of a Korean immigrant family.
The story starts with a forbidden love and moves into a saga that journeys between Japan, Korea, and America to tell the story of war and peace, triumph, and reckoning, love, and loss. The story will be told in English, Korean, and Japanese.
Lee will be playing the role of Hansu, who is described as an enigmatic outsider and a merchant with ties to organized crime who embarks on an illicit romance with harsh consequences. Other notable roles of Lee include Boys Over Flowers, Bounty Hunters, The Heirs, Gangnam Blues, and The King: Eternal Monarch. He is repped by MYM, Artist International Group, and attorney John Maatta.
Pachinko: Lee Min Ho Joins The Cast Of Apple Series
Jin Ha will be playing the role of Solomon, who is an ambitious, and charming young man, and the one who is going to be forced to reckon with the past of family. Jin recently made an appearance in the FX series titled Devs, as well as the HBO Max series titled Love Life. He is also better known for his part in the Chicago production of Hamilton. He is repped by Suskin Management and ICM.
Anna Sawai will be playing Naomi, a savvy career woman in the world of high finance, which is dominated by males. She is set to appear in Fast & Furious 9, with her past roles, including the Ninja Assassin and Giri/Haji. She is repped by Zero Gravity Management, ZME, United Agents, and Felker Toczek.
Minha Kim will be playing teenage Sunja, a heroic woman on the cusp who forges her own path in a hardened country that is not her own. Kim is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Brecheen, Breimer, Silver & Thompson, and Feldman.
Pachinko is written and executively produced by Soo Hugh, who will also serve as showrunner. Kogonada and Justin Chon are on board to direct, with Kogonada directing the first four episodes and is an executive producer on the series. Chon will also direct four episodes, on which he will be an executive producer.