Pachinko Trailer: Epic New Series Spans Decades In Three Languages

Today Apple TV+ has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated drama series "Pachinko." I wrote about this one before and I'm 100 on board. I was intrigued before when I read that the series will be told in three languages — Korean, Japanese, and English — and now I'm hooked by this stunningly beautiful trailer. 

The series will premiere on Apple TV+ with its first three episodes on March 25, 2022, and then each additional episode will air weekly until April 29, 2022. I love generational stories, and this one is all about choices and where they take you in life. Here is the official synopsis for "Pachinko:"

Filled with universal themes of family, love, triumph, fate and resilience, the series 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. Starting in South Korea in the early 1900s, the story is told through the eyes of a remarkable matriarch, Sunja, who triumphs against all odds. It juxtaposes her story with that of her grandson, Solomon, in the 1980s.

"Pachinko" is based on The New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Min Jin Lee. It was also a USA Today Top 10 of 2017 pick and a winner of The Medici Book Club Prize. Check out the trailer below!

'Every choice changes us'

"Pachinko" is written and executive produced by Soo Hugh ("The Terror," "The Killing") who created the series and serves as showrunner. It will be executive produced by Kogonada and Justin Chon, who each directed four episodes. Kogonada directed the pilot. Also executive producing are Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer for Media Res, Theresa Kang-Lowe for Blue Marble Pictures, and Richard Middleton. Media Res' Dani Gorin, as well as David Kim and Sebastian Lee will co-executive produce. 

The series stars Academy Award-winning actress 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 Yu-na Jeon as Young Sunja.

I absolutely love the idea of watching the same story in three languages. I don't know about you, but I actually like subtitles. I have them on half the time anyway because of my loud neighbors, and it's really lovely to get a story from a different perspective. I'm very much looking forward to this one.