Korean superstar and my personal favorite, Lee Min Ho is all set to star in a new Apple series, ‘Pachinko.’ Moreover, the list of other cast members is also revealed. Everything from their roles, to production details, is out now. Pachinko will start its production on 26th October 2020. It is based on a novel by Min Jin Lee of the same name. Besides, Lee Min Ho, stars like, Anna Sawai, Minah Kim, Soji Arai, and Kaho Minami will also appear on the show.
Soo Hugh is the writer and executive producer of the show; also, he will serve as the showrunner. Kogonada along with Justin Chon will be directing the show, where the former will direct the first four episodes. Kogonada will also serve as an executive producer on the show. On the other hand, Chon will direct 4 episodes too and will join Kogonada and Soo Hugh on the exec. producer’s list.
The series, Pachinko, will showcase the story of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. The story starts with forbidden love and it continues its journey through Korea, Japan, and America. The story will be narrated in English, Japanese, and Korean.
We are already excited for the show. So, let’s go ahead and get to know more about it:
Cast And Characters
Min-ho will be playing the role of Hansu. Hansu is traced as an enigmatic outsider and merchant who has connections with organized crimes. Moreover, his illicit romance in the series will cause some extensive consequences.
Second on the list is Jin Ha, who will play Soloman. He will portray as a charming, young man, who is forced to consider his family’s past. Ha recently appeared in the FX series ‘Dev’; And, he is also known for his appearance in ‘Hamilton.’
Anna Sawai will play a savvy career woman, Namoi. She lives in the male-dominated world of high finance and is working her way to success. Also, Sawai is all set to appear in ‘Fast & Furious 9.’
Minha Kim will play Sunja, a teenager and a brave young woman, who likes to play by her own rules. She makes her own path in a hardened country.
Soji Arai will also appear in Pachinko. He is known for ‘Cobra Kai’ and ‘Legacies.’ Arai will play the role of a businessman and a concerned father who wants the best for his son.
Last on the list is Kaho Minami, who will play Etsuko. Etsuko is an independent and cheerful lady, who is dying to mend things with her daughter. Minami is known for her roles in ‘Angel Dust’ and ‘Oh Lucy.’
With such an amazing cast and storyline, we are surely looking forward to the show to arrive. As the production will start this month, we can expect the series to air next year.
Lee’s Former Roles And Fandom
Lee Min-Ho is known as the Hallyu(Korean Wave) Star. His breakthrough role in 2009 K-drama ‘Boys over Flowers’ made him a worldwide superstar. Later he went on to play many great characters in shows like, ‘The Heirs,’ ‘Personal Taste,’ ‘The King: Eternal Monarch,’ and many more.