Pachinko: Watch New Trailer for Apple TV’s Korean Period Drama
Published 7 months ago
After the massive success of Squid Game on Netflix, it looks like more streaming services are giving chances to foreign language series. Just in, Apple TV has dropped a new trailer for their Korean drama series, Pachinko.
The series is based on the best-selling book of the same name from Korean American author Min Jin Lee, and it follows the story of a Korean immigrant family across four generations. The main protagonist of the story is Sunja (Youn Yuh-jung) and it follows her struggles as political tensions arise between Korea and Japan around the time of the Second World War
The series is created by Soo Hugh, who had written episodes for The Killing and The Whispers. While the story focuses on a Korean family, it has been confirmed by the trailer that the series will have multiple languages including Japanese and English.
Though the word “Pachinko” is more commonly known as a game (specifically a gambling game in Japan), the title of the series has been interpreted to allude to the random nature of life, and how it affects the characters—in this case, Sunja and her family. With the series set to come out later this March, there’s enough time to get acquainted with the original source material.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, this sweeping saga chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and thrive.
Pachinko will premiere with three episodes on Apple TV on March 25.