Apple TV+ Renews Pachinko for Season 2

By Jessica Lerner 

Apple TV+ has renewed Pachinko—the acclaimed drama series created by Soo Hugh and based on the bestselling novel—for a second season.

The announcement comes as the Season 1 finale dropped today.

Following its debut on Apple TV+ last month, Pachinko, which is based on the bestselling novel, received broad critical acclaim.


“Words cannot express my joy in being able to continue telling the extraordinary story of this indomitable family,” said Hugh in a statement. “I’m grateful to the amazing team at Apple and Media Res studio for believing and supporting this show, and to our passionate fans who have cheered us on. It’s an honor to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew.”

Pachinko tells the story of a Korean immigrant family’s hopes and dreams over four generations as they leave their birthplace in an unwavering effort to survive and thrive. The story begins in early 1900s South Korea and is recounted through the eyes of Sunja, a heroic matriarch who prevails despite all difficulties.

Pachinko “tells an unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning. The new season will continue the riveting story that spans generations and is told across three languages—Korean, Japanese, and English.”

The series stars Yuh-Jung Youn as older Sunja, Lee Minho as Hansu, Jin Ha as Solomon, Minha Kim as teenage Sunja, Anna Sawai as Naomi, Eunchae Jung as young Kyunghee, Inji Jeong as Yangjin, Jimmi Simpson as Tom Andrews, Junwoo Han as Yoseb, Kaho Minami as Etsuko, Steve Sanghyun Noh as Isak, Soji Arai as Mozasu and Yuna as young Sunja.