Created bySoo Hugh
Based onPachinko by Min Jin Lee
Original languages
Executive producers
  • Soo Hugh
  • Michael Ellenberg
  • Lindsey Springer
  • Theresa Kang-Lowe
  • Richard Middleton
Production companies
  • Media Res
  • Blue Marble Pictures
DistributorApple Inc.
Original networkApple TV+

Pachinko is an upcoming drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Min Jin Lee. It is set to air on Apple TV+ in 2022.[1]




Deadline Hollywood reported in August 2018 that Apple Inc. had obtained the series and in April 2019 that it was given a series order.[4] The reports also included that Soo Hugh would act as showrunner, writer, and executive producer for the series with Min Jin Lee, the writer of the original novel, also executive producing.[5] The production company, Media Res, would also produce alongside Hugh. In October 2020, South Korean filmmaker Kogonada and Justin Chon were announced to be executive producers and both separately direct four episodes of the series, with the former directing the pilot.[6]


Min-ho Lee, Jin Ha, Anna Sawai, Minha Kim, Soji Arai, and Kaho Minami were rounded out as the cast in October 2020.[7]


Filming was set to commence on October 26, 2020, in Korea, Japan, and America.[8] In an interview with magazine GQ Korea, Min-ho revealed that filming finished in December 2020, for Busan, South Korea and was getting prepared to film in Canada.[9] On February 6, 2021, filming in Vancouver began and was expected to end on April 9.[10]


  1. ^ "Apple services entertain, inform, and connect the world in unprecedented year". Apple Newsroom. January 6, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  2. ^ Kim So-yeon (August 3, 2021). "[단독] 이민호·윤여정 출연 애플TV '파친코', 신예 윤서호 발탁" [[Exclusive] Apple TV 'Pachinko' starring Lee Min-ho and Yoon Yeo-jeong, new rookie Seo-ho Yoon selected]. Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  3. ^ Jung Ha-eun (July 23, 2021). "[단독]한준우, '파친코' 요셉 役 캐스팅…이민호X윤여정과 호흡" [[Exclusive] Jun-woo Han, cast as Joseph in 'Pachinko'... Breathing with Lee Min-ho X Yoon Yeo-jeong]. Sports Seoul (in Korean). Retrieved July 23, 2021 – via Naver.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (2019-03-14). "Apple Orders 'Pachinko' Drama Series Based On Book". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (2018-08-07). "Apple Developing Int'l Drama Based On Min Jin Lee's 'Pachinko' Novel". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (2020-10-22). "'Pachinko': Apple Drama Series Sets Cast, Gets Production Start Date". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (2020-10-22). "'Pachinko': Apple Drama Series Sets Cast, Gets Production Start Date". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  8. ^ Otterson, Joe (2020-10-22). "Lee Min Ho Among Six Cast in 'Pachinko' Series at Apple". Variety. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  9. ^ "Korean star Lee Min Ho says he auditioned for his role in 'Pachinko'". Manila Bulletin. 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  10. ^ "Everything to know about "Pachinko" filming in Vancouver | Curated". Retrieved 2021-03-05.